Charli XCX: Fe­male pop stars are more vo­cal

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Charli XCX be­lieves fe­male pop stars are tak­ing charge of their ca­reers after years of being con­trolled by record la­bels and men in suits. Charli XCX thinks women are "more vo­cal" about their opin­ions and more "in con­trol" of their ca­reers than ever be­fore. The 'Boys' hit­maker has learned from her time in the mu­sic in­dus­try that it's im­por­tant to have your own voice and not let record la­bels or men in suits have the last say on choices made about your im­age or mu­sic. Charli, 24, has praised her fel­low fe­male pop stars for stand­ing up for them­selves and tak­ing charge of their ca­reers. She said: "I think a lot of fe­males in the in­dus­try are so vo­cal about their opin­ions on fem­i­nism and their ex­pe­ri­ence in the mu­sic in­dus­try and I think a lot of fe­male artists and artists in general are so much more in con­trol of their own ca­reer now. "Au­di­ences are more in­tel­li­gent, fans are clev­erer, they un­der­stand the mar­ket­ing and putting to­gether of the pop star and they want some­body who is real and gen­uine and fun. Not some­body who is built up, so I think artists have to take con­trol and re­ally run their own game to be suc­cess­ful." The 'Boom Clap' singer is known for wear­ing racy out­fits and do­ing risque dance rou­tines on stage, but she says that is all her do­ing and if a man ever told her how to dress she wouldn't be happy with that. Speak­ing on BBC Ra­dio 1's Break­fast Show yes­ter­day she said: "Through­out my ca­reer I've been very vo­cal on my opinion about being a woman in the mu­sic in­dus­try. "I get asked ques­tions about fem­i­nism all the time ... I'm not some­body who is wor­ried about wear­ing re­veal­ing out­fits or per­form­ing provoca­tively on stage - as long as that's my choice I'm com­pletely happy to do it. "The sec­ond it is an in­struc­tion from a man or a record la­bel then it's not cool, but oth­er­wise it's good."

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