Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Album Slams French President Francois Hollande

Image: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Album Slams French President Francois Hollande

Monday, 01 Apr 2013 03:04 PM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the former first lady of France, launched a thinly-veiled attack on her husband's successor Francois Hollande on her new album "Little French Songs," which dropped Monday.

The singer-songwriter, wife of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, is reportedly upset with Hollande because he skipped the customary walk with the departing couple as they exited Elysee Palace in May, instead staying in the garden to pose for photos. A track on her new album, "The Penguin," is rumored to be about Hollande.

Special: Should the Supreme Court Legalize Gay Marriage? Vote in Urgent Poll.

"Hey penguin, you look all alone in your garden," she sings. "If one day you cross my path, I'll teach you to kiss my hand… He takes on the airs of a king, but I know the penguin does not have the manners of a lord."

The album also includes the song "At Keith and Anita's Place," in which Bruni, a former model, talks about a day she spent with Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and his former girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg.

The album comes as her husband faces political controversy about his campaign finance activities. Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation for claims he took financial advantage of impaired L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt during his 2007 campaign. Bettencourt, the richest woman in the world with an estimated €17 billion ($21.8 billion) fortune, has suffered from Alzheimer’s since 2006 and was placed under family guardianship in 2011.

This is Bruni’s fourth album and first since 2008. She put her musical career on hold during Sarkozy’s time in office and while she gave birth to daughter Giuliana in 2011.

Urgent: Obama or GOP: Who’s to Blame for Budget Crisis? Vote Now

Related links:

France's Sarkozy Feels "deep Joy" at New Baby

Obama Set to Ask Visiting Sarkozy for Afghan Help

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved