Only a few days ago, Paris Hilton made her debut as a DJ at a music festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil. In a new interview, the socialite / businesswoman / fashionista / singer defends her new career choice, saying it isn't just a whim, but something she's been training hard for for over a year.
After Paris announced her intention of being a DJ at the aforementioned music festival, Deadmau5, one of the most appreciated and famous DJs of the day took to his Twitter to say that this was a clear sign of the apocalypse
It's not really so, Paris tells Hello! Magazine (quotes via CB
). It's not like she just woke up one morning and decided she wanted to be a DJ: she worked really hard to get to where she is now.
“I’ve been training every day for six to eight hours for the past year,” Paris says of the intense preparation she underwent for her debut as a DJ.
“I was up until 4am most nights, and then I had to change my set when I found out that it was going to be more of a pop crowd in Brazil, rather than a dance music crowd. On the jet out, I spend the entire flight reworking the whole thing,” she adds.
She loves music and she wants to see people around her happy, so this is how she came to the conclusion that becoming a DJ would be just the thing to make both happen.
“DJ AM taught me how to DJ with vinyl almost ten years ago. Recently, I’ve been working in the studio with DJ Poet, who produces and DJs for the Black Eyed Peas, and he has been providing me with some great tips and advice,” Paris goes on to say.
“I also spent the past year traveling to shows around the world with Afrojack. It was a great experience, to watch how he engages the crowd and creates great energy at his parties,” she adds.
DJ Afrojack is her rumored boyfriend and, indeed, she's been traveling the world with him.
Paris knows that people will always judge her based on their own misconceptions of her, but she doesn't care, as long as fans are happy.
And they have no reason not to be: later this year, the star is also coming out with a brand new album, her second so far.
“I think it’s just about me sharing with the world my true passion, which is music. I also love to make people happy, and I hope they feel that way when they listen to my sets,” Paris says of her new career as DJ.
Nevertheless, judging from early reactions
to a couple of songs leaked
off of the album, she's not exactly about to rewrite pop history, if we're not being too subtle.