Robbie Williams confirms that he had his mobile phone tapped..
Robbie Williams is the latest celebrity to confirm that their phone was hacked and tapped by the News of the World newspaper.
The now closed paper taped messages from celebrities mobile phones and used the information to form stories in their paper.
Williams previously admitted he threw out his cell phone years ago over fears it had been targeted, and now admits his paranoia seemed justified when the controversy began to dominate headlines in his native Britain last year.
When asked if he was hacked, he tells Gq.com, “Oh, yes. I saw my number, and the names, and other people’s names. I was aware of it in 2006, when I got rid of my phone…
“It wasn’t surprising in any way – I already thought it was happening. I only ever had to think something and it was in the papers the next morning. I know and understood how they get to people.
“I’ve lived in a world where you’re paranoid that people are doing it and that was already happening anyway. The phone-hacking scandal was just a bit more confirmation. One of the best things about living in California is being distanced from my constant need to impress people back home.”
Speaking on his place in the charts now Robbie reckons he offers something different,
“There isn’t anyone. Not Gaga. There is nobody doing what I do. I don’t see anything, especially with the way pop is going now. I am not knocking them all.”
“You get Katy Perry one week, you get Britney Spears the next, Rihanna the week after,” he told GQ magazine. “They are all going to the same place and inevitably the charts all sound the same. Everyone has become a lot narrower.
“So the charts have become a lot less interesting because of it. Bananarama seem wild and aggressive compared with what we have now. You can’t be ugly any more. Look at Noddy Holder, he’s actually a good looking man but he wouldn’t get a look-in today.”
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