Cher admits she doesn't like her own music: 'I'm not a Cher fan'


Cher isn't always proud of her incredible career.

The 70-year-old legend sat down withBillboard magazine for a revealing interview, in which she talks about some of her greatest hits. It turns out Cher herself doesn't love a lot of her music.

"I'm not a Cher fan," Cher says bluntly, revealing that she felt ashamed of her pop songs in the '70s -- like "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves," "Half-Breed" and "Dark Lady" -- and instead wanted to sound more like Joni Mitchell or the Eagles. "I just don't think my aesthetic taste lies in her direction."

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Getting more specific, she calls her 1995 album, It's a Man's World, "crap."

"I don't remember what's on it -- I didn't like any of it," she shares.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 12: Singer Cher attends the premiere of Open Road Films' 'The Promise' on April 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 12: Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Cher arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'The Promise' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 27: 'The Talk' celebrates icon, Cher for a special one-hour episode with the pop icon on 'The Talk,' Tuesday, February 28, 2017 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 27: 'The Talk' celebrates Cher for a special one-hour episode with the pop icon on 'The Talk,' Tuesday, February 28, 2017 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Madonna (L) and Cher attend the rally at the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Cher attends the rally at the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Cher leaves Javits Center on November 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Natasha Moustache/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 07: Cher campaigns for Hillary Clinton on November 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Singer and Actress Cher speaks onstage at the Fast Company Innovation Festival 2016 - Cher & Doreen Lorenzo at Skirball Center, NYU on November 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fast Company)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Singer and Actress Cher attends the Fast Company Innovation Festival 2016 - Cher & Doreen Lorenzo at Skirball Center, NYU on November 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fast Company)
PROVINCETOWN, MA - AUGUST 21: Performer Cher arrives for a fundraiser for U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in Provincetown, Mass., Aug. 21, 2016. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 03: Singer Cher speaks onstage during 2016 Milken Institute Global Conference at The Beverly Hilton on May 03, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Cher is similarly harsh when it comes to the biggest hit of her career -- 1999's "Believe" -- and the magazine notes she "hated" the song, and that the modern track was in a style she didn't want to sing. She calls recording it a "nightmare," and revealed that she actually stormed out of the studio, which is why her vocals are Auto-Tuned.

The singer is similarly candid about getting older and receiving the Billboard Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

"'Icon' is a stupid word," she notes. "I don't like getting old. I'm shocked that I can still run across the stage at my age. I thought I'd be dead."

Though Cher, of course, has been able to remain modern in pop culture. She has more than three million Twitter followers, but she admits she can sometimes get carried away.

"I seem to be able to keep tapping into [the culture]. Like, Twitter. How? At my age?" she marvels. "Since Trump was elected, I have to hide my telephone, because I'm so outraged. Twitter is like a drug. It creeps into your life, and you have to say, 'Time to put a stop to this. I'm a grown-up.'"

Cher also reminisces on the complicated relationship she had with her ex-husband, the late Sonny Bono.

"I weighed 93 pounds, was constantly sick, could not eat, could not sleep. I got suicidal," she reveals about her life during filming their variety show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

"Maybe we should have never been husband and wife," she reflects. "Sonny could be the best person you ever met -- the funniest, the most adorable. Or not. He was like the little girl with the curl."

"He had made every decision for me," she adds. "I knew how to sing and how to be a mother. I didn't know anything else."

Still, Cher has made her peace with the singer, who died in 1998 from a skiing accident.

"I was this massive amount of energy with no direction," she notes. "I knew what I wanted to do, but I never would've gotten there without Sonny."

"I could forgive him almost anything," she continues. "I mean, he tried to take our daughter away from me during the divorce, and it didn't work. The day our divorce was final, he grabbed me in front of the courthouse, bent me back and stuck his tongue in my mouth. We were both laughing hysterically."

These days, she's happily single.

"I loved all the men I was with, but I seem to have a two-and-a-half-year sell-by date," she jokes. "My mom once said, 'You should marry yourself a rich man.' I went, 'Mom, I am a rich man!'"

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