When Pete speaks…
No but seriously… it’s so wrong, but SO compelling. And while I could give a sh-t what comes out of Kate’s mouth, there is something endlessly fascinating about Pete Doherty’s junkie prose, this time delivered verbally to a British tabloid, the same one that broke the story of Kate’s cocaine scandal, in a public attempt to win back her heart.
He calls her a “nasty rag”, he tells of her jealous rages, he tells of her paying for his treatment though they are not together, he sells her out for being a tabloid reader when she constantly complains for lack of privacy and gossip and lies, he jokes he’s only with her because she’s a “multimillionaire”, he says she drunk calls him and sings Moon River, and on and on it goes…a crack romance with a crackhead and a crackbride. And the best, best, best part of it all is…
Kate Moss would actually consider this romantic. She will read the article, likely has already read it, and she will hear it as a love song. In her self-aggrandising way, she will see theirs as a love affair for the ages – an iconic love, the representative relationship that tells the story: When Fashion Met Rock…
And she will return to him. Probably has already returned to him. Probably kissing his scabs and wrapping her scrawny legs around his scrawny body right now. And the world will be right again.
PS. He also says Kate is off drugs and cares only for the wellbeing of her child. All addicts are liars.
Pete’s comments below:
"I love her with all my heart. I like the way she walks and talks. I love her bones. I love her brain. Kate has broken my heart. There"s been this lockdown and I can"t get hold of her. This is the only way I can get through. I need her to know that she"s out of her f***ing mind. Kate, if you love me then realise I don"t want any other girl. Do I still love her? (this part kills me) Don"t ask me that question. Why do you think I"m here today talking to you? I"m here to tell her that I love her. F***ing hell man, why does she read the Daily Mirror, anyway? She moans all the time about the f***ing paparazzi then first thing in the morning she"s got to buy your paper. It was love at first meet. When I met her she said she"d get a P tattoo, and I"d get a K. Soon afterwards she said "I"m not fickle, I"ll marry you". I f***ed that up, didn"t I?
Kate - a nasty old rag. We fell out for the same old reason. She accused me of f****** this girl who lives around the corner. We were watching a DVD together and Kate started going "I could tell by the way you were sitting back there that you"ve f****d her". I said "You"re out of your f****** mind". I was really up for some peace and love that morning. I wasn"t up for being called a c*** and being kicked in the head. She"s got an awful temper. I grabbed a guitar and books and said "I"m never going to be treated this way again".
I made rather a rash gesture. It was more in a fit of anger. I asked this bird Christine to marry me. She"s gone back to Paris and I don"t know what to do. I love (Kate) with all my heart. I wasn"t going to go after a poxy model, let alone some girl I"ve known as a friend for years. Kate is both jealous and suspicious, the same as every woman. But being accused all the time of going with other women takes its toll. She can sit on our music producer"s knee in the rehearsal room to wind me up. (very adult relationship) But as soon as I talk to anyone, it"s an affair. Kate is so stubborn. She"ll probably sit this one out. Rather than listen to reason and say "No, actually you didn"t sleep with that girl, that"s ridiculous", she decides to have a big old row. When she finished it in a blazing row I decided never ever ever am I going to go through that again. I promised myself so many times about it. But I always go back. It"s abusive isn"t it? Maybe I"m destined to end up in an abusive relationship, but I don"t want to."
She rang last night and left a drunken answerphone message, singing Moon River. She"s ripped my heart out. I don"t know what I"m doing.
"Everything is different this time post-rehab. I"ve never been in a position before where, God strike me down for saying this, I"ve actually made a record I can listen to and get off on. I"ve always been a bit weird about listening to my own stuff. But there are a couple of co-writes on the new album, a few co-writes with Kate - and it"s a belter."
But still he was “accompanied by a bunch of excitable friends who Kate wants him to dump. Referring to one friend, Doherty sheepishly admitted: "Don"t tell her Johnny was here. She"ll do her nut. I"m feeling good and I"m determined I can beat the drugs. If I had Kate back then life wouldn"t be so bad, would it?"