I wanted people not to look at me as a little girl, but I was a little girl so how could I ask the world not to?
If you capture the first thought that you have when you're creating, and then play that to people, it's kind of like the listeners are part of that beginning. And that's the most exciting part.
If you remember one thing from talking to me, remember this: I am just a girl who makes noises - and I'm incredibly lucky that people happen to like those noises.
It's sad that people listen to music and decide how the singer should look.
People forget what it was like to be young, the stuff I'm expressing now is for the first time.
People grow. It's okay to grow. Some people find that difficult to grasp.
People say I'm the white Aretha Franklin. I wish I was her.
People started saying I was ignoring my country, making up stories about me. Ludicrous things, like that I throw tea on my assistants.
There are people in England that claim benefits because they are too nervous to work, so they claim their benefits for anxiety and never have to go out side there free home.
Life is good. Or at least, it's always interesting.
To me, music has to be about freedom. It's the most important thing in my life.
I made my new album 'Colour Me Free!' in a week with my own money.
It's like, 'You're not allowed to change. That's not fair. We like you like this.' But I don't. So let me expand and express myself.
I'm supposed to be taking time off. But I'm still writing and I have this Gap advert lined up.
If you give yourself too much time, you kind of over-obsess about the music. It's not supposed to be like that.