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.’ 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 self expression: “Everyone is encouraged to seize their own opportunities and express themselves — it’s such a time of freedom, but no one is really free. That definitely sounds like I’ve smoked a lot of weed on tour. And I have.”
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.”