Samantha ronson dating lindsay lohan
And while spinning at an exclusive event in Manhattan one night, she bumped into music mogul Damon Dash, then label head of Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella Records, who asked her to play him her acoustic music.Never mind that the Island Def Jam–distributed imprint’s roster was dominated by hardcore hip-hop artists in those days. '”But when Dash and Jay-Z acrimoniously dissolved their partnership and Island Def Jam top brass defected to Atlantic Records, Ronson’s album went into purgatory.“I’ve never done drugs in my life.”From then on, the tabloids provided Lohan and Ronson with the kind of blanket surveillance that Ronson, as a self-described “socially awkward” person reluctant about fame, found intolerable.Cameras caught their awkward initial displays of public affection and habit of leaving nightclubs hand in hand, although most mainstream media outlets initially stopped short of actually outing Ronson and Lohan as a couple. ”Thinking better of her macho posturing, Ronson added: “Nobody acts all tough unless they’re a wuss inside. I get hurt very easily.”For someone who plays her cards so close to her chest, Ronson shows surprising emotional candor on Chasing the Reds. It’s funny because you think it’s tough because it’s figuratively brutal.Lindsay Lohan’s ex-girlfriend, the superstar DJ Samantha Ronson, discusses her confessional new album, Chasing the Reds, in a rare interview.Chris Lee talks to the tabloid mainstay turned singer-songwriter about her tough image and the bad romance that held her 'hostage.' Until recently, Samantha Ronson’s public displays of contempt left little room for misinterpretation.
It’s her default expression and one that prompted the New York to label Ronson a “sourpuss extraordinaire,” as if her ever-present dangling Marlboro and penchant for raising a middle finger in defiance didn’t already confirm that perception.“I scowl in pictures because I don’t want a fucking camera in my face,” Ronson, 34, recently explained, seated in her art-filled luxury condo in Venice, Calif.Back to Black album and is a DJ himself), Ronson began DJing on a whim when the DJ at a club she used to kick it at didn’t show up.“It was never a plan at all,” she explains. (who) was the doorman at Moomba, and the DJ didn’t show up.And I had just gotten a car and had a bunch of CDs in my car.”And the rest was history.But after Lohan made a nondenial confirmation about their romantic status during a 2008 radio interview, the celebrity industrial complex made sport of chronicling every new twist in Lohan and Ronson’s boom-bust relationship cycle: the explosive arguments, drunken scenes, angry cross-tweeting, and the lock changing on Ronson’s apartment that presaged the couple’s breakup. And toward the end of our interview, I insisted on reciting some of her lyrics from the song “Sometimes When You Win, You Lose” to her:“I just wanted to find some peace with you / You needed the noise as proof / And we started this war on the same side / Now I feel just like a hostage in the room / But I’m trying to find a way out alive.”I told her I thought some listeners would hear those lyrics and assume she was talking about a “certain person” in her life—Lohan—before Ronson interrupted me.“Maybe they’d be right. “I wrote that song when I was with the person that it’s about. Imagine if that song was actually literal.”The name Lindsay had not been spoken, but it hung heavily in the room—not least because Lohan moved into an identical luxury condo next door to Ronson’s Venice home shortly after getting out of rehab in early 2011 (the actress later moved again).Through the worst of it, though, Ronson remained tight-lipped, answering few questions and keeping personal information strictly off limits. So, were you really held “hostage” by that relationship? “It was not a healthy relationship.”Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story stated that the whole album Chasing the Reds is about Ronson’s relationship with Lindsay Lohan.