Were he and Bowie ever lovers, as is often assumed?
“Well, I’ve never had any sort of macho revulsion of fags, but Bowie and I – never, never, never, never. Everybody would think that, but I never saw him be that way anyway. I’ll tell you this. That guy got more p-u-s-s-y. I couldn’t believe it. Talk about a bitch magnet. Damn! Actresses, heiresses, waitresses, skateresses. And me? I was just left holding my dick most of the time. I had this short haircut, and I looked like a duck. But I got lucky sometimes. I got a good song out of a girl I was knocking off at the time, and it became ‘China Girl.’ “
Hedegaard, E. (Dec. 11, 2003). Iggy Pop's trail of destruction. Rolling Stone, issue 937, p. 80.