KT Tunstall says she doesn’t want to be a “f**ked up idiot” like Amy Winehouse.
The Scottish-born singer has vowed not to follow in Amy’s footsteps and become better known for her off stage antics than her music.
KT told Entertainment Weekly magazine: “Amy Winehouse is immensely talented. And all I f**king read is how much she drinks and who she is married to. Unfortunately, she’s embraced what everybody wants her to be.
“I’m sure lots of people would love to see me s**t-faced and on cocaine coming out of a club. But, right now, it feels like there’s way too much at stake to f**k it up just because I would get better known for being an idiot than for being a musician.”
The Suddenly I See singer also revealed she is shunning the rock-and-roll lifestyle because she values her friends more than money.
She said: “I’m acutely aware that money can change you, and I don’t want to change. I don’t want new friends. I’ve got wicked friends.
“I don’t want to go through that process of becoming a rock star and then going, ‘S**t, I actually don’t have much now apart from money.’ But it’s a nice problem to have.”