Bjork has never been one to steer away from controversy. Her latest isn't about kicking a photographer's ass, instead she opted for a bigger political stance.
By now, we all know that at her recent concert in Tokyo, the chanteuse dedicated the tune "Declare Independence" to Kosovo. The comment had the organizers of Serbia's EXIT Festival up in arms. Then, during Bjork's show in Shanghai, she reportedly dedicated the same song to Tibet.
Since the issue is a sensitive one, Bjork felt the need to clear the air. Here is her statement in full:
I would like to put importance on that I am not a politician, I am first and last a musician and as such I feel my duty to try to express the whole range of human emotions. The urge for declaring independence is just one of them but an important one that we all feel at some times in our lives. This song was written more with the personal in mind but the fact that it has translated to its broadest meaning, the struggle of a suppressed nation, gives me much pleasure. I would like to wish all individuals and nations good luck in their battle for independence.