Kevin Federline blames Britney Spears for his failed career

(The Bosh)
Updated: 2006-11-09 09:33

Just days before Britney Spears announced to the world that she was filing for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences," nobody Kevin Federline sat down and talked to Salon about his fledgling recording career.

In the shocking Salon interview, Kevin Federline blames Britney Spears for his failed career.

"They saw this street kid. The world doesn't want that for Britney Spears. That's their queen," he said. "They don't want some dude that looks like a hoodlum ... They want her to be with the all-American boy."

So the reviews were pretty harsh.

I expected that. That's what they do. That's what they've been doing to me from the beginning, and eventually my spirit will shine through that. People will see my passion for this. It's slow and it's not an easy road, but I don't like taking the easy road. I'm all about hard work and really proving myself -- especially to the hip-hop community.

Would it have been easier if you weren't famous?

Probably. I think it definitely could've been. If people didn't know who I was, a couple of the records that I've thrown out would've probably blown up huge by now. It would've just come out of nowhere -- people wouldn't know what to expect.

I think the fact that I got a lot of stuff built up behind me, you know, I gotta kinda battle that. But at the same time I'm really learning that I don't have to battle that. What I gotta do is get my ass out and go walk around these streets and talk to people because that's what's gonna get it done.

The watch you're wearing is worth more money than I've made in the last five years.

That's my baby. Whenever I made some money that's the first thing I went and bought.

So there are certain aspects of the lifestyle you probably enjoy.

Of course, of course. I have my fetishes like everybody else does. My shoes -- my kick game is ridiculous.

How many shoes do you have?

Probably like 80 to 100 pairs. My watch game is ridiculous -- just jewelry in general. It's an investment. I bought this [points to his watch], and it's already gone up in value. All the jewelry I'm wearing has already gone up in value.

You're not planning on selling it anytime soon are you?

Hell no. I ain't getting rid of it. I'm going to go out and get some more. It's great to be able to go and do that stuff, but you really sit back and think about it ... You could have all the money in the world and within two months of having that ... Say you hit the lotto, right? Two months of having that money, you go and buy a mansion, you buy a big-ass boat, you travel all around the world, you do everything in two months. That's not gonna buy you happiness. That's not gonna define who I am. It only goes so far. There's something way beyond that that's deep that I have with my wife that nobody will ever understand.

In other news, Federline's debut album, Playing With Fire, tanks in record stores. The CD has sold approximately 6,000 copies since its release on Oct. 31, and will debut at No. 151 on The Billboard 200.

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