Naomi Campbell will stop beating people when she turns 40


This is Naomi Campbell on the cover of the new issue of Vogue Russia, wearing what I think must be described as The Lavender Wig of Bedazzled Shanks (much like Britney Spears’ Pink Wig of Doom). I’ve thrown in some additional shot of Naomi’s latest magazine appearance below (full slideshow here).

But what I really wanted to share was this epic interview that Naomi did with The Daily Mail over the weekend. This bitch is so insane, it’s not even funny. I mean, it wasn’t even a month ago that her married Russian boyfriend paid off the New York limo driver that Naomi beat the crap out of - ALLEGEDLY. Don’t beat me, Naomi. Anyway, the whole thing is about how Naomi is two months away from turning 40 (Catherine Zeta-Jones’s age! Haha.). The full Mail piece is here, but here are some of the best excerpts:

On turning 40: ‘I thought I’d never actually make this birthday,’ she says. ‘I’ve had times when it was hard for me to look at myself in the mirror, because I didn’t really like who I was. The period from 1998 until 2005 was very difficult. I had to work out what was important – what I wanted to change and what I wasn’t happy with.

On her anger issues: ‘I have people around me who tell me I’m beautiful. But that goes in one ear and comes out the other. Anger wasn’t the only one of my issues – I have lots of them. I had to get clean and stay in the AA programme. I understand what keeps me on the right path. I don’t go every single day; I just go when I need to and I have my sponsor. Everyone knows what I’ve gone through. I’m human, I make mistakes, but I’ve come clean on them all. I don’t deny them. I’ve taken the heat and felt highly embarrassed by a lot of them. I’m not proud of the things I’ve done and the incidents that have happened in my life, and I would never say I was. But I did something about it. I’m not above learning lessons.

How does she “deal” with anger? ‘My family and my friends have helped. I don’t like yes-people. I don’t want yes-people around me; I think they’re extremely dangerous. I like people who are honest with me and tell me the truth. I can take it. I have much more respect for someone who tells me the truth. My real friends tell it to me like it is; I don’t need “enablers”. I need people who tell me what’s what.’

Will she ever beat anyone again? ‘I’ve matured. I stop myself from getting tired and burnt out. I want a quieter life today. I’ve been through the party scene. You get older and your life changes. Things that matter to you when you’re 20 don’t matter so much when you’re approaching 40.’

On all of that court-ordered community service: ‘I wasn’t above it,’ she says. ‘Cleaning the floor or wiping walls or chairs or windows.’ In 2008 Naomi’s temper again got the better of her when her luggage went missing at Heathrow. She was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for assaulting a police officer. ‘What did surprise me was that when I did my community service in England, I was left alone to do it quietly.’

On taking responsibility: ‘What happened in my past is that I would work until I was no good to myself. Now I’ve stopped the parties, stopped trying to burn the candle at both ends. I’ve come to learn you’re not missing anything by not going to everything. I work ten days, hard, and then I take a week off – and that’s how I do it. I’m not shirking blame for anything I did. I blame myself. I’m responsible for all my actions. But I’m also responsible for making those changes.’

Will she continue to beat people? ‘It may be odd for a model to say this, but you make more sense of yourself as you get older. I’m so much calmer. I’m not perfect. I’m very much a work in progress. But I’m trying. I’m working on my faults. That’s all you can do – work on them.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I think that’s a “yes” to the “will she still beat people?” question. No, I jest (no I don’t). I like that she “takes responsibility” for her own violent actions, but I don’t care for the way she glosses over her court-ordered community service for all of her violent attacks. Basically, I think she’s a little older, a little wiser, and she’s got the connections to ensure that many of her violent attacks won’t be made public nowadays. But we’ll see…


Vogue Russia cover and additional shots courtesy of HuffPo.

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17 Responses to “Naomi Campbell will stop beating people when she turns 40”

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  1. It's Me says:

    God. I wish they would just lock her up! Why is she left with “community service”.? I think she’s butt ugly too. Sorry!

  2. Annabelle says:

    She can handle the truth, my ass. She flies into a rage for chrissake- all she can truly handle ARE yes people

  3. escapee says:

    My mother always said “pretty is as pretty does”, in that sense, Naomi Campbell is ugly.

  4. Victoria says:

    I dont disagree that she’s beautiful but her personality makes her unattractive.

  5. Lala11_7 says:

    I’m sorry…after seeing the documentary she did years ago…I get it…I mean…I TRULY do…

    Just plain out and out HUNGER!!!

  6. Just a Poster says:

    This chick is KA-RA-ZEE!

    Somehow I have a feeling she will be beating ass for many more years to come.

  7. LindyLou says:

    Love the headline “Naomi Campbell will stop beating people when she turns 40″. That hilarious!

  8. Sumodo1 says:

    ..and will pick it up again at 41 when her hormones explode in perimenopause. Who’s fooling whom? She is bipolar and goes off her meds. Doctor, STAT!

  9. naye in VA says:

    hahaha,,,we do have to worry about menopause. Really if she’s saying she’s trying to change then let her me. She has calmed down to some extent. not entirely obviously but to where you can see she is trying to make some changes.

    I think shes getting some good billionaire d*** lmao.

    anyway the woman is freaking georgous. I can only hope to look like that at 40

  10. Moofreakinmoo says:

    What an entitled cow, I WISH she would throw a phone at me so I could set her straight.

    I need to get a job working for her, bitch would have met her match >: D

  11. Amy says:

    I believe she beats up the people who stand up to her. People who talk back to her and refuses to answer to her every whim. I also suspect her beating people up syndrone will never end when she turns forty, it will worsen, her bad attitude and anger issues would increase as she ages. Any time she catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror and sees her face and figure changing, wrinkling and aging she will strike the most vulnerable person near by.

  12. santacruz says:

    Someone should hit her back (I don’t usually condone violence).

  13. paranel says:

    Spoiled and self-centered.