Queen legend Freddie Mercury’s little-known interview has been remembered by one of the biggest fan accounts of Freddie Mercury.
The interview made during Rock in Rio, which held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 1985. In the interview, the interviewer Gloria Maria and Freddie Mercury was discussing the leader of the rock band Queen.
When the interviewer described him as the leader of the band, the legendary musician rejected and said he is not the leader. After that, although he resisted that the leadership, he eventually accepted it.
While Gloria Maria said he is the leader of the band, Freddie Mercury replied:
“I’m not the leader of the band by the way everybody calls me the leader of the band. I’m just the lead singer and… no no no there’s no such thing I’m not the general or anything. We’re all four equal people, four members and… they seem to call me the leader of the band but I’m just the lead vocalist.”
After that reply, Gloria repeated it in Portuguese. Freddie accepted and said:
“This time, yes, I am the leader of the group yes…”
Here’s the interview:
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💥Freddie & Gloria Maria💥 . Freddie Next question…(looks into the camera all sassy and gorgeous 🔥😍 ) . Gloria Maria: …as the Leader of the band… . Freddie: I'm not the leader of the band by the way everybody calls me the leader of the band. I'm just the lead singer and…no no no there's no such thing I'm not the general or anything. We're all four equal people, four members and… they seem to call me the leader of the band but I'm just the lead vocalist. 😎 (That's how fumbled the REAL Freddie is) . Gloria: (continuing with the same question in Portuguese) and Freddie just can't help it anymore #cheekpinch 😂❤ . Freddie: (playing along) This time yes I am the leader of the group yes… 😂 . Gloria: Do you have a surprise for the Brazilian people in the Rock in Rio festival? . Freddie: Yes it's me. I AM the surprise. 😏 (of course you are 👊 ) . Gloria: It's possible to do a demonstration? . Freddie: A demonstration? You want a demonstration? Are you mad? Do you want me to give a demonstration? Cone here ill show you…🔥😂🔥 See it's much better in Portuguese. I CAN understand you. No (his special no) because I knew what you said before…😍 . 👉P.S. So yeah that's the REAL Freddie with all his infinite humbleness and respect for his bandmates (as opposed to how they chose to portray him in the movie and in fact supported their "fair portrayal" in further interviews!!! ) and also here you see Freddie's infinite charisma, his sweetness and politeness and of course his ever present loveable sense of humor 😍 I would seriously consider being a dumb reporter so Freddie would do that to me 😩 Every girl's (or boy's) dream ❤😍🔥 . 🎥 Interview by @GloriaMariareal during "Rock in Rio" music festival 1985 . #FreddieMercury #interview