What made you say yes to the shoot today?
David: Jane is one of my favorite people in the world. And Iʼm so proud of all of the hard work sheʼs done on this, and I want to support my friend.
Thatʼs nice. And what was your inspiration for the T-shirt you're wearing?
Iʼve had a very complicated relationship with love. But you know, spirituality for me involves love, and love for my friends and my family. And goodness in people. Love is just a major theme in my life, a and so is “I think therefore I am.” But I donʼt completely agree with that statement. There is a lot of negative thinking sometimes, especially the kind of thinking that gets you into trouble and makes you do crazy shit. So, love instead of thinking. It was just a fun play on words.
What kind of underwear are you wearing right now?
Hanes. But I almost wore these kind of astronaut underwear that I got while I was traveling, that are like these super-breathable futuristic underwear. But theyʼre kind of Speedo-ey, so I didnʼt know if, uh, anyone would see them, so I didnʼt know if I should wear them or not.
Why canʼt you just embrace your super high-tech future underwear, and just proudly--
I can, actually. I can. I could send you the name, theyʼre pretty spectacular. On the thing, they say “The only pair of underwear youʼll ever need for a one-month trip” or something like that.
What pills do you take everyday?
I donʼt take any pills. Clean living.
Not even antidepressants?
Yeah, I got off of them. In rehab, you know, they said to me, you deﬁnitely have some kind of depression. I said, “Listen, if Iʼm depressed Iʼm going to write a sad poem. Iʼm in here to get healthy. I mean, get off of all of this, get my head straight.”
What style rules do you break?
I think stripes and polka dots are a great thing to combine. Um, white after, you know, whatever time they tell you not to wear it. After Labor Day or something? Or you canʼt wear it until after Labor Day? Whichever way it goes, I like to break it.
Just wear white all year round, to be safe.
Hell yeah, Iʼll wear white. Especially living in California, when itʼs not raining all of the time, or muddy. You know, sometimes it is, but Iʼll still wear white, I donʼt care. Like P. Diddy party white. Iʼll do it.
What would you like to see on xoJane.com?
I would like to see a very successful site for my dear friend Jane. Iʼd like to see a site that represents her style, her take on pop culture and lifestyle and being real in general. You know, I like people that are cool that donʼt cross into “Iʼm a hipster, Iʼm too cool.” And thatʼs what Jane is to me. She accepts everybody, she is non-judgmental. She is not a hater in any way.
She is not a hater. Do you read mean shit about yourself on the internet?
I try not to. Iʼm taking a quote from Gucci Mane, and he says, “I use your hating to motivate me.” Itʼs such a bizarre world. People are so shitty sometimes.
The worst part of it is that you know that those people would have sex with you.
Hell yeah! (laughs)
Like, if you were out at a bar, you know what I mean?
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Makeup by Christian McCulloch for Chanel. Hair by David von Cannon for Frederic Fekkai.