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- Posted on Feb 8th 2011 1:00PM by Melody Lau
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"It's not that I don't give a f--- about things," Williams tells Spinner. "I care about some things; I just figure that in this business, or whatever it is, people take themselves too seriously and it's just not really in my nature. I'd just rather have fun."
The California native admits that he's often portrayed negatively and has a penchant for walking out of interviews -- especially when his now infamous breakdown at Primavera nearly 3 years ago is brought up -- but points out that "if it's not worth it and I feel it's stupid then I'm not going to waste my time."
"Some of my favourite interviews have been completely off-topic like, 'What's your favourite doughnut?'" Williams says. "I don't mind answering questions about the album and stuff, but I get the same questions, exactly worded the same, every single interview, and I just know that somebody just searched up 'interview, Wavves' and they found a question and they asked it."
And this is where most people might develop that sense that Williams has a bad attitude.
"You can only answer something so many times until you just start f---ing with people and they'd be like, 'Oh, you're an ass----,' but no, I'm just trying to pass the time because I've answered this question 75 times in the past two days."
(By the way, his favourite doughnut is straight-up glazed.)
"There's nothing you can do about it," Williams says. "But it's funny because in the end it helps, and I'm not mad at it, I realize it helps."
Williams actually took a journalism course briefly in college and knows how the game is played. "They tell you that you're supposed to make a story out of something -- and every journalist is trying to make a story out of something... this bigger, broader picture of this giant fall that I took and then my rise to fame. It was just nothing like that!"
Williams likens the misconceptions around him to another famous celebrity known for his negative image. "There are some really good Kanye West interviews where he talks about how he's just made out to be this certain thing," Williams explains. "There are probably parts of that that is true. I probably am an ass---- a little bit. Catch me on a bad day, I guess, but that goes for anyone."
"I really do care about playing music," Williams says. "It's the only thing I actually take some satisfaction in besides masturbating, smoking weed and playing video games. So it's kind of like a dream job to be actually doing it."
"I just figured the easiest way to do it is to be yourself and people will either like it or they won't."