I just think women should love themselves more than they do. Because I think – with all the social media stuff – we look at ourselves too much, and we just destroy ourselves when we’re way cooler than we know.
I don’t consider myself a feminist, but I’m down for my first opportunity to say something to the world to be so meaningful. If you asked me, ‘What do you want to say?’ it would be, ‘Love yourself more.’
Any body type is beautiful. It’s all about loving what you got and rocking it.
I grew up a chubby girl. I had two brothers. My parents loved us, they just fed us whatever we wanted.
All my friends were cheerleaders, and I was the girl who hung out at home. I just worked on my music all the time.
A lot of people think I came out of nowhere. When you start as a songwriter, nobody knows who you are. I met the guy who wrote ‘Yeah’ by Usher, which was a huge smash, and nobody knew who he was.
With social media, with Instagram and selfies and all these apps that are trying to make you look perfect… it’s hard for girls to grow up nowadays with all that stuff.