Charli XCX Scores Her Third Mag Cover For December For 'Nylon'
Here’s what the 22-year-old singer had to share:
On feminism: “I admire women like Beyonce? for putting themselves on the line and having visuals that say ‘feminism.’ Iâ€™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 beautifulâ€”which is, I guess, a tiny bit progressive. But at my showsâ€”especially for the girlsâ€”I want them to feel like they are empowering themselves by being wild and doing whatever the f— they want.”
On self expression: “Everyone is encouraged to seize their own opportunities and express themselves — itâ€™s such a time of freedom, but no one is really free. That definitely sounds like Iâ€™ve smoked a lot of weed on tour. And I have.”
On expressing herself: “Thereâ€™s a video of me dancing to the Spice Girls with one of those toy microphones when I was, like, four, maybe younger. Itâ€™s a classic home video â€“ my dad comes into the frame, and heâ€™s doing high kicks and stuff. It still exists, but nowhere online, thankfully.”