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Sunday 21 December 2014

Naomi Campbell: Marley made me cry

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell cried when she met Bob Marley because she thought his hair was made of worms.

The British supermodel and her contemporary Kate Moss cover the latest edition of Interview magazine, with Naomi appearing topless.

A transcript of the two women talking features inside the publication, where they express their admiration for each other.

Kate comments that she heard Naomi was first thrust into the limelight when she appeared in a promo to accompany one of reggae legend Bob's tracks.

"Yeah. I was seven, I think. He was such a handsome man. I remember I started crying when I saw his dreadlocks because I thought they were worms. But he was really, really gentle," Naomi replied.

Both Kate and Naomi grew up in London and admit feeling surprised by the amount of prejudice they encountered when their careers started.

Naomi, 42, is one of the world's most famous black supermodels and race is something which is constantly on her mind. She hopes she has started to break down barriers for other women in fashion.

"We just know our area and how we were raised, so [seeing ethnic prejudice] was a big eye opener to me," she explained.

"I can't say that the word battle is the right word but it definitely felt like it was an uphill struggle for something. I felt like I had to do what I had to do for my race and to keep awareness out there."

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