FKA Twigs received 'racist abuse' from fans during Robert Pattinson relationship

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Singer FKA Twigs - who was engaged to the Twilight actor before their split in 2017 - has opened up about the "hurtful and ignorant" comments she received from some of his fans throughout their romance.  

Speaking to Louis Theroux on the Grounded podcast, she says: "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."

FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on 2 May 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for

She admits 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 says. 

FKA Twigs also insists while she would never deny her past - including her previous relationship with Robert - she is keen to point out: "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." 

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