FKA twigs reveals she learnt that Jorja Smith is her cousin AFTER they worked on making new music together
FKA twigs has revealed that she and Jorja Smith are cousins.
The Tears In The Club singer shared the unexpected familial connection in the July/August issue of British GQ magazine.
The 34-year-old singer – whose real name is Tahliah Barnett – said she only found out that the London singer-songwriter was a relative after they teamed up on twigs’ song Darjeeling from her latest mixtape, CAPRISONGS, which was released in January.
Connection: FKA twigs has revealed that she and London singer-songwriter Jorja Smith are cousins in the July/August issue of British GQ magazine
She explained: ‘I’d never met her before, and I jumped in her car with her… and I remember thinking to myself, ‘Gosh, that’s really strange. We’ve got exactly the same kind of skin.’
‘A few months later, I was on the road to go to LA and [Jorja] left me a voice note saying ‘you’re never going to believe this, but I’ve just spoken to my dad and he’s spoken to his sister and we’re related.”
Appearing on the front cover, the English dancer also candidly confessed she is ‘proud of keeping her s**t together’ in the months before accusing her ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf of physical and psychological abuse.
Exciting: Jorga left twigs a voice note saying ‘you’re never going to believe this, but I’ve just spoken to my dad and he’s spoken to his sister and we’re related’
Twigs admitted she filed a lawsuit against the actor, 36, because she ‘didn’t want anyone else to get hurt.
In December 2020 she filed a legal action against her former partner in Los Angeles Superior Court last December, and he has denied abuse claims.
Reflecting on maintaining her composure amid the turmoil in her life, she revealed ‘sometimes it was difficult’ but she ultimately wanted to be there for her fans.
The Cellophane songstress told the magazine: ‘One of the greatest achievements of the whole of my life was keeping my s**t together.
‘It was one of the things I’m most proud of, that I was able to go on tour and do interviews and stay graceful and keep that calmness…
‘I look at that as a testament to my upbringing and a testament to how much I love my art and a testament to how much I want to show up for people that bought tickets to my gig, because sometimes it was so difficult.’
Strong: The singer admitted she filed a lawsuit against the actor, 36, because she ‘didn’t want anyone else to get hurt, while covering British GQ ‘s July/August issue
Twigs confided that she came forward with her story as a survivor of domestic abuse to release the pain so that she may once again be healed, and so that others, also like her, could somehow find a way to do the same.
She said: ‘I just didn’t want anyone else to get hurt, and that trumped any way that I felt about what people may think about me now, positively or negatively.’
The case will appear in front of a judge in April 2023.
Shia’s representatives have been contacted for comment by MailOnline.
Ex: In December 2020, twigs filed a legal action against her former partner in Los Angeles Superior Court last December, and he has denied abuse claims (Shia pictured in 2019)