FKA Twigs faced racist abuse during romance with Robert Pattinson

Singer FKA Twigs has claimed she faced racist abuse when she was in a relationship with actor Robert Pattinson.

The singer, who was engaged to the Hollywood star before their split in 2017, has opened up on the “hurtful and ignorant” comments she received from some of his fans back then.”

“People just called me the most hurtful and ignorant and horrible names on the planet. He was their white prince charming and they considered he should be with someone white and blonde,” she said during a podcast.

She shared the trolls made her hate her own appearance, and that the bullying had a psychological impact.

“It’s essentially bullying and it does affect you psychologically,” she said.

Twigs also shared that while she would never “deny” her past, including her previous relationship with Pattinson, she is keen to point out that neither of them should be “defined by it”.

She explained, “I’m not trying to deny my history, I ‘just think it’s important that I’m not defined by it, because he doesn’t have to be defined by it.”

Twigs and Pattinson ended their romance after nearly two years of dating. The actor has since moved on with his long-time friend turned girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse. According to the latest reports, the couple are getting ready to take the next step in their relationship and get hitched soon.