Here's why heiress Paris Hilton takes on DJ gigs: She says she helms turntables for fun.
DJing, which was what she did in Singapore during the F1 party on Sunday night, is something that she does because she likes to party, reveals the poised 32-year-old blonde heiress.
According to a report in The Straits Times, she, however, sees herself as a brand and businesswoman, not a DJ.
Hilton, who has her own line of apparel and accessories sold in 50 stores worldwide, tells Life!: “I do so many things, I don’t consider myself a DJ. I’m a businesswoman, I’m a brand, I’m an artist, I’m a singer, I’m a designer.”
She arrived for her DJ gig at Japanese, French and Chinese restaurant Me@OUE in Collyer Quay fashionably late – at about 1.30am, 11/2 hours later than scheduled.
She came in a short, sexy but elegant black lace dress by New York label Alice + Olivia and her signature Chanel leather gloves – she has more than 100 pairs – which were complemented by her sparkly silver nails, her luscious locks perfectly curled and dewy skin, flawless.
Her DJ engagement was for a Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix after-party held at the restaurant’s new alfresco rooftop lounge.
“DJing is something that I do because I love to party, love to make people dance, have fun, smile, have a good time and it’s something that I’m good at,” says Hilton, who learnt the skills from her friend DJ AM more than 10 years ago.
She made her DJing debut at Brazil’s Pop Music Festival last year when she was given an offer to close for Jennifer Lopez. “I thought, that sounds fun, so I did it. I had so much fun,” she adds.
Her public DJing debut received plenty of flak from top DJs and online media reported that she had been booed.
Of the negative feedback, she says: “People love to make up stories because what I read was not what happened. I think one weird blogger who wasn’t even there made up a story and said I was booed, which never happened.
“Everyone in the audience was screaming, clapping, so excited, so happy. There was not one single person being negative.”