Carla Bruni performs live on British TV

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France’s first lady made her debut on British television Tuesday with her new controversial love sang Tu es ma came.

17 September 2008

LONDON -- Carla Bruni-Sarkozy made her debut on British television Tuesday, performing a live song from her new album and revealing she often wakes up her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, with her playing.

The supermodel-turned-singer, who married Sarkozy in February, appeared on the BBC's Later with Jools Holland alongside Metallica, singing Tu es ma came, a love song that has provoked controversy because of its references to cocaine.

Asked about the French leader's view of her music, she was diplomatic.

"He's not really a critic or a fan but he's involved in my music because I play all night long, and I disturb him with it in the middle of the night," she said in English.

Bruni-Sarkozy suggested she had few problems juggling her music and her role as France's first lady, saying: "I don't really mix them up. I play my music and I go with my husband when he needs me."

She told the small studio audience that Tu es ma came, a song from her third album Comme si de rien n'etait (Simply), was "about a love addition... being addicted to someone in a toxic way".

Questioned whether she had ever been in that situation, the singer - who has had a string of high-profile romances - replied: "Yes indeed."

[AFP / Expatica]

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