I’ve lost count of how many times Naomi Campbell has flown into a diva-rage and physically assaulted some random person. I want to say the number is somewhere between “six” and “eleventy billion”. The difficulty is getting a hard number is that A) she really does assault a hell of a lot of people and B) Her married boyfriend started paying people off so they wouldn’t sue Naomi or charge her with assault and C) WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?!?! Previously, Naomi claimed that she would stop beating people once she turned 40. Forty came and went and she’s still a violent terror who will shove a blood diamond down your throat at a moment‘s notice. And now the Mail has some quotes from Naomi’s latest television interview (on CNBC on Wednesday), and Naomi is still pulling excuses out of her ass for her history of violence.
She is one of the world’s highest paid and highest profile supermodels but is equally as famous for her furious temper. Naomi Campbell revealed in an intimate interview how she is still struggling with her anger issues and claimed that although she is not completely free of her infamous temper, she is a ‘work in progress.’
The in-depth interview will be broadcast on Wednesday on satellite and cable TV and shows a calmer more reflective side to the fiery model. 41-year-old Campbell is asked during the programme if she has finally ended her sporadic attacks and tantrums.
She replied: ‘Work in progress. I’ve apologised, accepted responsibility, I did my community service.’
On the show, CNBC Meets, Campbell speaks of her personal battle against cocaine and said: ‘The challenge was to go back and face things I hadn’t dealt with, [it’s] scary for anyone to go and look at themselves in the mirror and deal with them, leave that baggage there and move forward.’
She continued: ‘I didn’t feel good. I didn’t want to work. I lost many friends. I was emotionally and physically drained. I don’t look back on it in a negative way. That was my calling, my path… everyone’s path is different.’
In 2000 Naomi was found guilty of hitting her assistant with a phone and in 2007 she completed community service in New York for assaulting her housekeeper with a customized jewel encrusted mobile phone. The supermodel faced further court drama in 2008 when she attacked a police officer at Heathrow airport during a row after she lost a bag.
As a result she was banned by British Airways and was again ordered to do community service. Despite her troubled past the Streatham born model claims she has no regrets and added: ‘There’s no reason for doing that. It’s more like seeing or understanding a pattern you have to break.’
One possible reason that she gives for her bad behaviour is ‘abandonment’ issues due to her father who abandoned her mother Valerie when she was pregnant with Naomi.
Music producer Quincy Jones, who Naomi calls Poppy, has been a father figure to her for many years and he said: ‘For a long time I was trying to get to the bottom of what was bothering her. Just recently I said, ‘What is really wrong?’ She said, ‘Poppy, abandonment’ … a girl has to have that relationship with her father.’
Campbell says of her relationship with Nelson Mandela: ‘He’s been an amazing inspiration. Even when I’ve done wrong — and I know I’ve done wrong — I could go to him and never feel condemned by him.’
CNBC Meets Naomi Campbell is on CNBC on Wednesday at 10pm.
[From The Mail]
Oh, for the love of God. Nobody (and I mean it, Jennifer Aniston, NOBODY) does a self-aggrandizing pity party like Naomi Campbell. You know why she did coke? Because she liked it and she could afford it. You know why she beat people with bejeweled phones? Because she wanted to and she could get away with it. You know why she has “abandonment issues”? Because she’s a sucking vortex of narcissism and violence and bad weaves.
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