New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
ON HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESS
"A lot of times when people ask about my dating life or personal life, they are looking for a headline. I understand it's their job, and it'll be great press but it takes away from the music. Politics too, it's very tricky when it comes to politics in the US right now."
ON BEING A ROLE MODEL
"My fans have been able to relate and look at [me] and say,'If she can get through it, I can too' I needed that growing up, and having that positive response to just being open and honest is really rewarding. I no longer have secrets that I have to hide. It's all out there. The fact that people accept me no matter what I've done is really beautiful."
"Fame is weird, but I manipulate it for the better. I see some artists that don't say anything because they want to be politically correct. It's frustrating because they have the ability to reach millions of people and do something good, rather than not saying anything."
ON BEING MORE THAN JUST A SINGER & USING HER VOICE.
"We already are in a very narcissistic career - 'look at me, look at me'. I use that as a way to use my voice for more than just singing. If you are not using your voice and not standing up for the things you believe in, and not being vocal about certain topics, then you're just basking in the glory of a very egotistical career."
"As someone that was inspirational, that used their voice for more than just singing, and made a difference on this planet."
Notion Magazine issue 77 out tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October 2017)