I'm Not Out of Control: Winehouse

Singer says bad behavior is her idea of fun
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Jan 16, 2009 1:43 PM CST
Jazz Soul diva Amy Winehouse, from England, has a drink while performing to 90,000 spectators on the main stage of the Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival at the Bela Vista Park, Lisboa Portugal . Friday,...   (AP Photo/Steven Governo, File)
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(Newser) – Despite photos and reports that suggest otherwise, Amy Winehouse says she isn’t a drunken mess—wreaking havoc at a Caribbean resort is her idea of a good time. “I’m not out of control,” she tells the Daily Mail. “Yes, I’ve had a few drinks, but I’m on holiday—I’m just young and having fun.” Others however, aren’t so sure.

The troubled singer, who’s reportedly buying a villa on the island of St. Lucia, has spent her vacation stealing drinks, throwing tantrums, and holding all-night concerts. Observers say her behavior has driven away guests and prompted a visit from Dad. “We … didn’t have talks,” Winehouse maintains. “Yes, he likes to check on me—he’s my dad.”