'It’s kind of sexy... it can be tender': FKA twigs reveals she was trapped in a 'messed-up' and 'addictive' abusive relationship... before finding love with Robert Pattinson

FKA twigs has revealed she was previously locked in an abusive relationship. 

The 28-year-old songstress, who is now engaged to Twilight star Robert Pattinson, spoke to ES Magazine about the relationship which she described as 'messed up' and 'addictive'.

Using her pain for her art, the hitmaker was inspired by the relationship for the video for her new single Papi Pacify, which shows a man shoving his hands down her throat - an image which was symbolic of her former romance.

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Saddening: FKA twigs has revealed she was previously locked in an abusive relationship

FKA, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, is seen in the intimate video with a faceless man standing behind her with his hands wrapped around her face in a distressing shot. 

Speaking of her suffering, she told the publication: 'In the relationship I couldn’t communicate. The person I was with was stopping me from explaining how I felt. 

'So the physical manifestation is someone putting their hand in your mouth. But there’s an element, too, of liking that as well. It’s messed up. It’s addictive.’ 

When asked if the image was violent or beautiful, she said: ‘It’s kind of sexy, like emotional abuse can be tender. That’s why it’s messed up... If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship, it can be tender, that’s why you stay. And you stay because there’s a poorly part of your mind that likes it.’  

True love: The 28-year-old songstress, who is now engaged to Twilight star Robert Pattinson, spoke to ES Magazine about the relationship which she described as 'messed up' and 'addictive'

Happier times: She has been dating Rob for over two years and they announced their engagement last year 

Twigs has also opened up her on astrological beliefs and that the stars affect her life and credits her career to the "Saturn Return" which is when the planet returns to the same place in the galaxy that it occupied at a person's birth.

The singer is certain the astrological phenomena is the reason stars like Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix died aged 27.

She said: 'That's not a coincidence that all these amazing artists die when they are 27. The stars are an alphabet to a whole language we haven't even discovered yet (that's) scientific.

'On your Saturn Return. It happens when you're around 27 to 31. Have you noticed a lot of people do well in their careers when they get to 27, or that something happens?'

Hurtful: FKA, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, is seen in the intimate video with a faceless man standing behind her with his hands wrapped around her face in a distressing shot

However, she's not certain how "old" she is because she could be a lot more advanced in "creative" terms.

She said: 'In human years, I am like 28. But how old are we really? We don't even know. In time that humans have set, which isn't real, I'm 28. But like how old am I? You don't know how old you are. 

'Your son could be older than you. What are we talking about? Human years? Soul years? Creative years? Years of what? That's how I see things. I don't know how old I am. I can't say.'

Unsure: However, she's not certain how "old" she is because she could be a lot more advanced in "creative" terms

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