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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Mark Ronson denies quote about Amy Winehouse ‘freaked out’ by Adele; Village Voice stands by story


Mark Ronson (Dave Allocca - Associated Press)
British DJ and music producer Mark Ronson has taken issue with a Village Voice interview that quoted him as saying his friend Amy Winehouse was “freaked out” by the success of Adele.

The New York City-based publication is standing by the interview.

In a NSFW Facebook note posted Thursday, Ronson said, “I rarely ever respond to misquotes and wrong information. Plus, it only serves to bring attention to the matter. However in this case, i will not [expletive] tolerate it.”

“I read the interview for the first time just now, and there are so many wrong quotes in there,” he continued. “I can tell the dude was writing whatever he wanted because he uses words and language that I never EVER [expletive] use in my daily life.”

Ronson was interviewed by Voice freelancer Peter Gerstenzang about working with Rufus Wainwright. When asked about plans to work with Amy Winehouse again before her death, Ronson was quoted as saying:

“We spent a little time together and talked about it. But, what little time we had, well, it was tense. She was in a bad state, God knows why. I think that the Adele thing had Amy freaked out. She liked her, but Adele's success was making Amy feel upset, competitive, restless. Anyway, we lost touch briefly. And before she and I could really start the process of beginning a new album, it was too late.”

While the interview was published May 9, the quote was picked up this week by CNN’s Marquee blog, Rolling Stone and other outlets.

Ronson denied using the language quoted by the Village Voice.

“At one point, [Gerstenzang] was grilling me about Amy to the point that I said that Amy was itching to get back in the studio, and the recent success of others that she had blazed a trail for had put the fire in her belly,” Ronson said on Facebook. “But that is absolutely it and all these other words are a complete affront to me, her, Adele and anyone who reads this [stuff.]”

Ronson said he will not longer answer questions about Winehouse, who died last summer at age 27.

The Village Voice responded to request for comment with a link to a blog post standing by the interview.

“During the conversation, Peter took detailed notes,” the post written by music editor Maura Johnston said. “The Q&A contained a statement by Ronson that Amy Winehouse was bothered by Adele's success. Like the other statements in the interview, this one is reflected in Peter's notes. The Voice stands by Peter's reporting and we stand by the story.”

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Categories:  Celebrities, Music | Tags:  Amy Winehouse, Adele, Mark Ronson

 
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