Sky Ferreira Defends Herself As “Difficult,” Says She Wants To “Protect” Herself
Sky Ferreira claims her career has “stalled” as a result of being labeled “difficult.” The 30-year-old singer hasn’t dropped an album since “Night Time, My Time” in 2013 although she has been teasing the follow-up, “Masochism”, for several years, but all that has materialised from her has been 2019 single “Downhill Lullaby” and last year’s “Don’t Forget”.
Sky claims she’s “frustrated” about her career seemingly being on hold indefinitely after sharing a clip of a song from 2019. “I WANT TO SHARE THIS,” she wrote alongside the video.
She later wrote on her Instagram Story, “I TRIED FOREVER TO PUBLISH THIS SONG. This is not my fault, and it is not a conspiracy. I am not a crazy/lying/lazy lunatic. I can also find unreleased single performances from 2014. This is completely f***** up. I’m so frustrated by it (sic).”
Sky then claimed she had no choice but to be “difficult,” despite the negative reaction. She stated, “Being ‘difficult’ or ‘high strung’ does not give others the right to harm and stall my career. I am in a DIFFICULT situation, and I must be ‘difficult’ in order to get through it.”
“Is there any way I can protect my work and myself? A lot of it has to do with not being able to say or do whatever I want/need without being dismissed. The thing I actively tried to avoid occurs, and it is somehow reversed.”
The “Everything Is Embarrassing” singer was only 18 when she released her first singles, and she previously stated that as a young artist, she felt “trapped” because so many people had preconceived notions about her image. She stated, “Everyone in the music industry is trying to shape you. They have an opinion about who you should be.”
“People become greedy. When I was younger, I was put in situations where people told me, ‘You have to do this,’ and I didn’t know any better. Everything was different back then… The internet was present, but it was not this thing that people had discovered. I took advantage of it, and it really helped me get my stuff out. But I’ve been shelved numerous times.”