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Lee 'Scratch' Perry performs to pay bills

Lee 'Scratch' Perry says he still performs because he's got bills to pay and wants his wife to have a nice life.
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry says he still performs as he needs to pay his bills.

Despite being 75, the reggae legend still takes to the stage as he wants his wife to be able to live the life she wants.

When asked what keeps him performing, Lee said: ''My wife needs money, and she has a lot of bills to get paid, and I will have to help her pay the bills. Lot of people believe in God but they are not aware of God. God is alive and God is coming like a thief in the night. You know God don't tell no one when he is coming. It could be a couple years, it could be three years, five, it could be 10. That's the idea. My wife love luxury, she loves money. She loves good food, she always wants to eat in good restaurants, and the shoes, the best clothes, the best everything. See, I believe in less, but my wife believe in best. She believe in vanity.''

Because he is still performing, Lee says he has started to look after himself.

He said: ''I decide not to be a man, I want to be an angel, so I don't eat what the man eat. I don't smoke what the man smoke. So I stop smoke. I stop eating what man eat. I stop eat fish, I stop eat meat. I stop eat like an animal. I don't smoke any more because I wish to be healthy. So what man do I don't do any more. I do different.''

Posted on 30 Jan 2012 06:30 to category : Music News

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