Ariana, on looking to the future: “If something great happens, I celebrate it for about—I’m not even kidding—a minute and a half. Then I start thinking about the next step.”
Iggy, on being ready to drop swagger: “I never dove into my personal experiences. I didn’t want to be vulnerable. I always felt like [rap] was escapism, but sometimes you can miss being human.”
Lily, on how she’s changed: “I have mellowed in some ways. Ten years ago, when I first started out, I had a lot to complain about. Whereas this time around, maybe because of the position I’m in in my private life, I feel more grateful for what I have. But that’s not going to stop me from saying what I think.”
Kacey, on her lyrics not being controversial: “It’s hard for me to swallow when someone says, ‘you’re a rebel, you’re an outlaw,’ because no, I’m not. The things I sing about are not controversial to me. The fact that they’re even considered controversial in this day and age is really sad.”
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