Tones and I reveals surprising career wish at FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

Tones and I reveals her surprising career wish at the opening of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney

Tones and I has revealed she hopes to one day own a basketball team and is looking for an investment opportunity around the sport.

The Australian musician, whose real names is Toni Watson, played basketball as a kid and on Wednesday performed at the opening of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the 28-year-old revealed she is the number one ticket holder at Melbourne United.

Tones and I has revealed she hopes to one day own a basketball team and is looking for an investment opportunity around the sport

Tones and I has revealed she hopes to one day own a basketball team and is looking for an investment opportunity around the sport

‘To co-own a team, absolutely, that would be incredible,’ she said.  

‘I have mainly put all of my money into properties and investing that way but I am kind of trying to have a look around and see what else I can do but it really has to align with a passion of mine otherwise I am not very interested.’

The star added that her passion for basketball is ‘almost religious’ and it was ‘her way to figure out who she was’. 

The Australian musician, whose real names is Toni Watson, played basketball as a kid and on Wednesday performed at the opening of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney

The Australian musician, whose real names is Toni Watson, played basketball as a kid and on Wednesday performed at the opening of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney

‘For the most part it taught me discipline and taught me willpower and taught me resilience and strength. The only reason I ever stopped playing basketball was to become a busker.’

The ARIA Award-winning hitmaker, 28, made her name with popular song Dance Monkey – the catchy single that shot her to international fame in 2019.

But she recently revealed she wants to retire the song.

It comes after Tones and I recently revealed she can't stand her popular song Dance Monkey - the catchy single that shot her to international fame in 2019

Over it: Tones and I (pictured in February 2020) has revealed she can’t stand her popular song Dance Monkey – the catchy single that shot her to international fame in 2019 

‘I loathe that song a lot of the time,’ she said of her breakthrough hit, which reached the No. 1 spot in 30 countries worldwide, including Australia,’ she told Nova FM’s Smallzy’s Surgery in March.

‘I don’t want to write another song like it… and a lot of the time I don’t want to sing it,’ added the musician, whose real name is Toni Watson.

Tones said she started to find Dance Monkey irritating while working in Los Angeles at the end of last year because it was all her collaborators ever wanted to talk about.

Hit: Tones (centre,  in the Dance Monkey video) started to find the song irritating while working in LA at the end of last year because it was all her collaborators ever wanted to talk about

Hit: Tones (centre,  in the Dance Monkey video) started to find the song irritating while working in LA at the end of last year because it was all her collaborators ever wanted to talk about

Back to her roots: Tones, whose real name is Toni Watson, announced in December a busking tour that would see her visit Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, South Australia and Western Australia

Back to her roots: Tones, whose real name is Toni Watson, announced in December a busking tour that would see her visit Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, South Australia and Western Australia

She explained several producers wanted to record similar songs when she was ready to take her career in another direction.

Tones, whose career took off in 2017 when she was discovered busking in Byron Bay, explained she now wants to do something very different to Dance Monkey.

Later in the interview, she did concede Dance Monkey was ‘good for me’, but said she doesn’t want to spend her career ‘chasing that song’.

Not long after skyrocketing to fame, Tones said she was left feeling like she was ‘gross’ and unattractive.

As Dance Monkey soared to the top of the British and American charts, she found herself struggling with crippling self-doubt and anxiety.

Before finding fame, Tones lived an itinerant life, sleeping in her van and earning money busking on the streets of Melbourne and Byron Bay.

'I loathe that song a lot of the time': The ARIA Award-winning hitmaker, 28, made the surprising confession during an interview with Nova FM's Smallzy's Surgery on Tuesday night

‘I loathe that song a lot of the time’: The ARIA Award-winning hitmaker, 28, made the surprising confession during an interview with Nova FM’s Smallzy’s Surgery on Tuesday night

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