Lena Katina of t.A.T.u. checked in with fans on the band’s official web site blog on Friday (April 25) following the premiere of their new single ‘220’ and in reaction to criticism from fans and Insider at the t.A.T.u. Blog. She writes:
Hello, guys! Well, the premiere happened! Thank you for your contradictory emotions, it’s actually cool that they all exist. I do want you to really get into our new song. ‘220’ may seem simple only at first glance, at least to me.
I’ve read the forum… I don’t want to ignore your reaction on our fu**-ups. Artists are human beings. We also feel, get tired, worry about different things, we have problems, bad mood, break-downs… But you don’t give a fu**. And you shouldn’t. Every artist has performances that are not-so-great, and I feel really down about Dubai gig (believe me, everything’s ok with our self-criticism)… I just want to say that no matter how crazy or not-so-crazy we are on stage, we never perform without emotions.
Do you really think we have no idea about what we sing?!… I’m shocked.
Anyway. A professional must always work with 200% result. And we will work like this. Insider wrote many things that we need to work at – I’m not going to repeat them. In June we’re leaving for the US for two months to stage the show.
As for extra fat and fat ass. If you like flat girls with just skin on the bones, go watch some fashion show. Yes, I’m not skinny – and I’m proud of it. At least one can hold on to something! If anybody’s interested, my weight is only 52 kg – and has been for a very long while. And I have no extra fat. If you don’t like it – don’t look at me!
Tatu Interviewed At Love Radio
March 5, 2008 – Video footage of t.A.T.u. visiting ‘Love Radio’ for a live interview on February 22nd has been posted online. Lena Katina is shown at the station’s lobby chatting for a bit before Julia Volkova arrives. Then they made it to the studio, where the pair presumably discussed their new album and Julia’s recent childbirth. Watch the clip, in Russian, below.