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.