Catching Up with Tila Tequila
By Noah Michelson
You have some of really intense, crazy, ravenous fans. What is your relationship like with them?
I think I attract the type of fans [that are similar to] the type of person I am. People are always like, "Tila fans are crazy! They�re obsessed. Blah blah blah." But I�m very close to my fans. I�ll call them and I�ll chat with them and I�ll be real with them and it�s not for show. I�ll call them from my cell phone and I�ll just do it on my own. Or I�ll be on Twitter and be like, "Hey, I�m going to call somebody. Let�s play a game." And I�ll call them and there�s no press there. It�s not for any press or publicity. It�s just I like to keep in touch with people and I�m very relatable and I think that means a lot to them. I did an interview yesterday and they had fans calling in and then someone was like, "Oh, blah blah blah from Twitter" and I was like, "Oh, that�s Mitchell!" And they just feel like "Wow! No other celebrity would ever remember their fans� names and she does" -- and I do. I read all of my fan mail, I respond to them all myself and if I see your face often, I recognize you.
You're getting ready to launch your own gossip site, TilaTequilaOMG.com. What's the story with that?
TilaTequilaOMG.com is going to be the best celebrity gossip website in the universe -- infinity and beyond. It is going to take -- what I call him -- "Piggy" Perez [Hilton] down and out of business. A lot of think it�s just me sitting there like, "Hmm, maybe I�m going to talk crap about this and that person today." But it�s actually real celebrity news as it comes in. We have exclusive material. I have partnered up with some exclusive people and we have paparazzi for us exclusively and it�s pretty much real news about celebrities that is coming from my point of view. I�ll deliver you the news but from what I think and then it�s very reader-friendly and I do celebrity interviews as well and there�s something called "Tequila Shots" which is -- I�ve been in Hollywood for about 10 years now so I do know a lot about dirty celebrity secrets. And for my friends, I�m not going to put them on blast, but there�s quite a few people who�ve treated me wrong and I�m definitely going to put them all on blast. So, they�d better be sorry.
I interviewed Jeffree Star a few months ago and he said he wanted to "pop your breast implants." And I know that you feud with Perez and a bunch of other people, too. Are those feuds for publicity's sake? Or does that battling have a personal component to it as well?
A lot of people try to have feuds with me because they don�t really loud-mouth about it and I�ll attack back. But for the people that, to me, are nobodies -- they really want to just talk crap about me. I don�t even know them and they�re just waiting for me to blog about it. I blogged about Rihanna because she was on the radio and she started talking crap about me. I was like, "OK. You want to say something about me? Well, let me tell the world something about you, honey -- something that I know, that's the truth." So, it was everywhere. And that�s also how I began to think Wow. This is my calling. I�m really vocal. I don�t care what anybody says about me. I will deliver real news to you. This blogger wrote me and she said, "Girl, you�re going to get sued." I was like, "No, I�m not, because in order to get sued you have to prove that what I said was false and in order to do that you�re going to have to --" A month later I wrote her and I�m like, "Hey, no lawsuit. I was right." So, as far as feuds go -- don�t mess with me. Really, really don�t mess with me. A lot of people have preconceived judgments of who I am with Hollywood. They like to put me in that group of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan. I am not like that. Not like it�s bad -- whatever. Yes it is. [Laughs.] In my mind I feel like I�m still just that same girl from Texas that just happens to be in the entertainment industry. I really don�t care. I have a very very feisty personality. Just don�t mess with me, man. Don�t mess with me and you won�t have any problems.
What do you still want to accomplish?
Well after all this -- that�s why I�m doing the gossip blog, I have a record label, music -- I built all that for a reason, not just for me to be a mogul and for me to be famous. Once it gets rolling and I'm just the boss and I have people working for me and my company grows bigger -- then I can have a family. I was heading that route, but unfortunate situations happen. I would like to have a family next -- my own.
Miss Tila's new single, "I Fucked the DJ," is now available on iTunes. For more info, visit her MySpace page.