Frances Bean Cobain has a complicated relationship with the money she’s inherited from her father’s estate.
Appearing on RuPaul’s podcast “What’s the Tee?”, the 26-year-old singer opened up about getting her wealth from her late father Kurt Cobain. He died in 1994 after he committed suicide.
“My relationship to money is different because I didn’t earn it. And so it’s almost like this big, giant loan that I’ll never get rid of,” Frances told the “Drag Race” host. “I have an almost foreign relationship to it or guilt because it feels like money from somebody that I’ve never met, let alone earned myself.”
Frances explained that in recent years she has tried to live more within her means.
“I’d say in the last two years, I’ve taken real accountability at looking at every little thing and talking with the people in charge of my money,” she said. “And also realizing that you don’t have to live lavishly to live well. The one way that I was shown how to live was to… live beyond your means and live in excess. It took me stepping away from that and getting sober in order to realize that no matter how much money you think you have, it’s not permanent.”
Frances also spoke about her complicated relationship with her mother.
“When my mom is on a right and healthy path, she is one of the most fulfilling, beautiful, intelligent and kind people I ever met,” she said. “The thing with somebody who is as smart as she is is that she doesn’t know how to sit with herself. Because she’s so deeply empathetic and so intelligent that when she has to just sit inside her skin, she doesn’t know how to handle that. So she’s highly self-destructive because she doesn’t know what to do with all that information and feeling.”
Frances was born to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love in 1992.