13 Facts About FKA Twigs


FKA Twigs then released the EP M3LL155X and took a four-year hiatus, after which she released her second studio album, Magdalene.


FKA Twigs was raised by her mother and stepfather, whom she described as a "jazz fanatic of English, Spanish, Jamaican, and Egyptian descent", and did not meet her biological father until she was 18.


FKA Twigs attended St Edward's School, a private co-educational Catholic school for ages 11 to 18.


FKA Twigs worked as a backup dancer in music videos by artists such as Kylie Minogue, Plan B, Ed Sheeran, Taio Cruz, Dionne Bromfield, Jessie J, and Wretch 32.


FKA Twigs was a backup dancer for Jessie J in her 2010 video for "Do It like a Dude", and appeared again in her 2011 video for "Price Tag".


FKA Twigs appeared in the video for Dionne Bromfield's song "Yeah Right".


FKA Twigs became known as Twigs for the way her joints crack.


FKA Twigs posted a video for each song on her YouTube channel.


FKA Twigs began writing for her first studio album during a period of "self-hatred", which she considers "quite normal" for a young person.


FKA Twigs later did advertising work directing, narrating and starring in a television ad for Nike, and dancing in Apple's advertisement for HomePod, thus gaining worldwide visibility.


FKA Twigs additionally teased a collaboration with Swedish rapper Yung Lean on Instagram.


FKA Twigs's work has been compared to that of Tricky as well as Kate Bush, Janet Jackson, the xx, and Massive Attack.


FKA Twigs described her experience as "living with a fruit bowl of pain every day" and saluted the bravery of other women living with the condition.