Courtney Love is sick of other celebrities teasing her about her troubled past and is resolute to shake off her reputation as a "drug freak".
The Hole singer struggled with drug and alcohol addiction in the past, but even though Love is now clean, she is still battling the "stigma" of her former troubles. She has endured nasty comments from other stars, including Kelly Osbourne and Joan Rivers, and the rocker is adamant their jibes hurt because has worked hard to turn her life around.
She tells Thefix.com, "I've been maligned as this drug freak for years, and I'm getting tired of it. That's not the way I live anymore. Obviously I've had a lot of issues in the past, but that was years ago. Since then, I've worked really hard to get myself together, but for some reason I've remained a punch-line..."
"I don't do smack. I don't do crack anymore. I've never taken Special K (ketamine) or Ecstasy. I've been tempted, but every time I've wanted to try Ecstasy, I was talked out of it. I did do MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine, the narcotic ingredient of Ecstasy), however, a very long time ago...
"I still can't escape the stigma for some reason. Even people like Kelly Osbourne feel free to f**k with me... She appeared on Fashion Police (TV show) with Joan Rivers, the b**ch called me a crackhead."