UPDATE // JULY 19: After some expected backlash, Meghan Trainor is taking back her statement she isn't voting. She tells ET in a new interview this week her quote was taken out of context.
“I wanted to learn more about both parties and it’s one of the biggest elections of all time,” she said. “It’s such a big deal and I figured it out, and I am ready. I’m ready to vote.”
EARLIER // JULY 14:
That's because she's all about that bass?
Meghan Trainor is a polarizing figure in the digital age. Her rise to fame was abrupt thanks to the female empowerment anthem "All About That Bass," and from there Trainor never glanced back. She recently released her sophomore record Thank You which performed alright on the charts. MTrain's songwriting skills are decent – "No" and "Me Too" are legitimate bops, but the no-Photoshop Queen should work on expanding her outlook.
While there's a few statements Trainor made in her new interview with Billboard we can overlook, like her comparison to people from Trinidad ("I always say, 'I'm Trini to the bone,' which means you have Trini blood. I don't. I just wish I did"), there's a few that are dizzying, especially in the tumultuous culture the nation is embroiled in ahead of the next Presidential election.
"I've never voted and I don't have any desire to," Trainor says. The "I Love Me" singer adds she wish she knew more about Clinton and Trump, but did admit she's pro gun control(?): "I think it's ridiculous that random crazy people can buy guns."
Considering the U.S. may elect a female President, and Trainor is a self-proclaimed girl-power advocate, it's obviously troubling.
Other notable quotes include the time she met Beyonce: "She floats. I feel like she doesn't walk," says Trainor. "She told me her daughter likes my music videos. I was like, 'I'm honored!' "
And her boyfriend requirements: He has to at least pretend to be a fan, he has to have a job, and be at least a decade older than she is. "I tried to have a fling with a 29-year-old, and I thought that was old," she says. "And it wasn't. It was very much like a little boy in the brain. So I'm looking [at] 35 and up."
LA Reid gets the honorable mention for oddball things to say: "I've always asked her, 'Is there somebody black in your family? Because you've got a lot of soul for a white girl from Nantucket.'"