Charli XCX just keeps appearing all over our news stands — and we are not complaining one bit.
The 22-year-old singer graces the December 2014/January 2015 cover of Nylonmag and opens up about her self confidence, raves, feminism and more. Check it:
On feminism: “I admire women like Beyonce? for putting themselves on the line and having visuals that say ‘feminism.’ I’m not knocking anyone, but in terms of male media, for them to want to listen to anything about feminism, it has to come from someone they think is stereotypically beautiful—which is, I guess, a tiny bit progressive. But at my shows—especially for the girls—I want them to feel like they are empowering themselves by being wild and doing whatever the f— they want.”
On her confidence: “I feel very comfortable in my own skin right now. I’ve never stripped as a stripper, but when I was younger and playing at raves, I would take off some of my clothes— which was kind of weird because sometimes my parents would be there.”
On expressing herself: “There’s a video of me dancing to the Spice Girls with one of those toy microphones when I was, like, four, maybe younger. It’s a classic home video – my dad comes into the frame, and he’s doing high kicks and stuff. It still exists, but nowhere online, thankfully.”