Charli XCX Plans to Build a Music Empire

Charli XCX Plans to Build a Music Empire

Charli XCX shows off her striking features on the December/January 2015 cover of Seventeen magazine, on newsstands November 25!

The 22-year-old singer opened up to the glossy about her music, her idea of being cool, and her personal fashion sense. Check it:

On her career: “I’m going to build an empire. I’m always writing for someone else. I want to be someone who has her fingerprints all over the pop charts.”

On being “cool”: “When you’re growing up I think there’s this idea that the coolest people are the ones who are really rude and feverish. But I’ve come to realize that isn’t cool. I think the best people are the ones who are just as nice and fun. This is really cheesy, but you only have one life – why spend most of it pretending to be cool?”

On her style: “I don’t make punk music—I make pop that’s inspired by elements if punk. For me, as a person, am I punk? In the sense that I do what I want and I enjoy going against the norm, I suppose I am.”

For more on Charli, visit Seventeen.com.

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Photos: Ben Watts
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