“There’s nobody in the pop industry that says don’t f–k with me.”
“It’s been so long just focusing on kind of people-pleasing, making everybody happy with being the best role model that I could be, and I think at the end of the day I am outspoken about the things I believe in — about mental health, advocacy work, I have my own charity, all these things that make me a role model,” she said. “But at the same time none of these things are representing the badass that I am. There’s also an element that I really wanted to bring to the music — one was the rock element, I wanted to bring that rock/pop music, but I have a lot of rhythmic flares in there as well,” she said. “There’s so many things I wanted to bring back. I grew up listening to soul music and then I only listened to metal music for a while, so I have so many influences.”
“There’s nobody in the pop industry that says don’t f–k with me,” she said. “There’s Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, those two women, they’re like, ’I’ll kick your ass.’ And that’s the thing I’m totally that — but in pop music… it’s kind of a different world.”
She's not sure what the title of it is yet (probably named after a song), but it should drop in the fall.
She added, “There’s a side of [me] that people don’t get to see with my past music, but it’s been there. It’s totally been there. And like, hey, just because I’m sober doesn’t mean that I’m judging anybody else for their stuff. And also, it also doesn’t mean I didn’t have a damn good time back then either. I’m having a good time sober — a better time for sure.”
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