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FKA Twigs: Don't call me alt R&B

FKA Twigs has posed nearly naked for a magazine cover as she revealed she hates being labelled "alternative R&B".

The Grammy-nominated singer stripped down to just a pair of flesh-coloured pants and some chunky necklaces for the cover of V Magazine, with other versions of the issue featuring Sam Smith, Jessie Ware and Tinashe.

But in an interview with the magazine, she revealed that she didn't like it when her music was referred to as "alternative R&B".

FKA Twigs said: "If I say 'alternative red' to you, it's not red, is it? 'Alternative R&B' is patronising to R&B. R&B is R&B - it doesn't need an alternative.

"There are plenty of artists now experimenting with electronic music, manipulating sounds. We can make a train into a synth. We can make drips into hi-hats. I can record sounds on my phone and make a song out of a city. I don't know what that has to do with R&B."

FKA Twigs is dating Twilight star Robert Pattinson, who is said to have brought her home to meet his parents over Christmas.

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