Naomi Campbell Talks Anger, Drugs and Cell Phones on OprahPublished by Runteldat on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 12:00 am.
Although she has one of the most beautiful faces on Earth, Naomi Campbell is just as known for knucking and bucking and being ready to fight at a moment’s notice as she is being a supermodel.
And on yesterday’s episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Naomi addressed her anger management issues.
“I take responsibility for the things that I have done,” Campbell told Oprah, “and I do feel a great sense of shame.”
We’ve been hearing about her violent outbursts for well over a decade. However, the fashion pioneer appeared genuinely sorry for her past transgressions.
On these incidents, Campbell said, “I feel remorseful. I feel ashamed. I feel for them…’What have I done to them?’ I’ve hurt them.”
At the root of Naomi’s anger seems to be her resentment towards her mother, Valerie Morris, who Campbell noted abandoned her to pursue her ballerina dreams.
Her mother also expressed regret, acknowledging to Oprah, “I do feel that I abandoned her.”
Campbell also touched on her long fight with cocaine, which she called the “devil’s drug.” Campbell says she hasn’t had cocaine in six years and has abstained from drinking alcohol for a year and a half.
As for Naomi’s recent run-in with ABC News, the model says she avoided the question of whether she took a “blood diamond” from former Liberia president, Charles Taylor, out of fear.
Campbell said: “I don’t want to be involved in this man’s case—he has done some terrible things and I don’t want to put my family in danger.”
She also denied slapping the camera.
“There definitely is sound effect [added],” she says. “There were three cameras, and I went to walk out the door, and the other one came in the way. So I moved the first one out to get to the door, and there were two more.”
With the ratings hungry news media desperate for press that sounds pretty plausible, doesn’t it?
It was great to see Oprah show the softer side of Naomi. Even better: She got her to sign both her no texting while driving pledge in addition to a special pledge — no phone throwing.