Posted by Bossip Staff
Natalie Cole doesn’t believe that baseheads like Amy Winehouse should be rewarded:
“I don’t think she should have won. I think it sends a bad message to our young people who are trying to get into this business, the ones who are trying to do it right and really trying to keep themselves together. We have to stop rewarding bad behavior. I’m sorry. I think the girl is talented, gifted, but it’s not right for her to be able to have her cake and eat it too. She needs to get herself together. I mean, she could die. This is about discipline and hard work, and you don’t get to just do your drugs and go onstage and get rewarded.”
Natalie is absolutely right, but if that was the case, then many musicians would be assed out. Amy Winehouse’s drug problem is extreme, but that has nothing to do with her music game.
Read about Natalie’s drug addiction under the hood…
Natalie’s drug and alcohol use became heavy and eventually took a toll on her career. In 1982, Natalie entered a drug rehabilitation clinic and stayed for 30 days. However, she was soon after abusing drugs and alcohol again. She became incapable of handling her own affairs and her mother was named conservator of her estate. Natalie also had an operation to remove throat polyps. Later in 1983, Natalie entered a drug-treatment center in Minnesota. Among other things, she learned to admit that she had a problem and that she needed help. She finally won her fight against the addiction. The program was strict and Natalie did not leave the hospital until May 16, 1984.
Hmmm. Maybe natalie should offer Amy a little advice, since she seems to have gone through troubled times as well.