Charli XCX

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Postby Alicepotter » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:24 am

13 things we learned about Charli XCX

1. She used to take her parents to warehouse raves
At age 16 Charli XCX (real name Charlotte Aitchison, the XCX stands for kiss Charli kiss, her old MSN username) became a regular fixture on the east London warehouse rave scene after her music was found on MySpace by a London club promoter. “My first one was at the Peanut Factory in Hackney," she says in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph. "My parents drove me there. They were cool – my dad was really into it. We arrived at, like, 9pm and they just stood at the back of the sweatbox with all the hipsters. My mum helped someone out of a K-hole and we didn’t leave until 7am. I thought it was so cool. I was so in awe of it at the time.”

. She is an art school drop-out
At her private school, Bishop’s Stortford College, Aitchison was an art-kid: she studied art for A-level before enrolling on a fine art degree course at Slade. Her specialism was in weird performance art and film. “I made this one video where I went to Burger King and bought 25 burgers. I then got into my bikini, stuffed the burgers in it and danced to Pon de Floor by Major Lazer."
"I dropped out [of Slade] halfway through my second year. I knew I wasn’t meant to be there from the second I walked through the door. I realised that I didn’t know anything about art, and at the time I hated confrontation, and that’s all you really need for art school. At that point in my life I didn’t know anything about either so I swallowed myself up and made some really s— work, like drawing pages of unicorns in highlighter pen.”

3. She takes her best friends on tour – in return for laughs
“My friends from school are my best friends for life. Two of them came on my American tour with me last year and one of them is my assistant now. I make him book my bikini waxes just to be mean. I posted a photo of him on Instagram after the tour, saying ‘Thank you for being my assistant and for inserting my tampons for the past month.’ He was so angry at me.”

4. But also is in with a raft of cool female singers
“The group of women that are going off at the moment are amazing: Haim, Lorde, Taylor Swift. I love all those girls; they are totally awesome and cool. I don’t know Taylor very well at all but whenever we hang out she never seems stressed or tired. They are all so eloquent and kind and that is why they are so successful. Haim are really fun. They know how to have a dance-off, that’s for sure, and I really respect people who dance at parties.”

5. She suffers from panic attacks
“I had my last panic attack in May. I get them when I get really stressed. It’s because I’m not just an artist, I make my music videos, decide what does on stage for my tour, write songs for other people and talk about publishing splits. When I’m doing all of that in one day sometimes I get a little overwhelmed. I try not to read any bad press or criticism on social media any more. It used to make me too depressed.”

6. She struggled to find her identity but cheers on others through the same process
“I have always made it clear to my fans, ‘If you like me and like what I do that’s amazing, but wouldn’t it be cooler if you were doing your own thing.’ I figured out who I was and that took me ages, but when I did it was so liberating and amazing. I think it would be cool for young people, especially girls, to figure out who they are, not worrying about what people think of them and not replicating something that already exists.”

7. I Love It grinds on her too...
“The Icona Pop track was very bittersweet. I do not regret giving the lyrics away but I do not like the way I was treated throughout the process of that track. I was someone who had been an integral part of the song’s success and then I was pushed far away from it because no-one wanted me to take any credit for it. That made me angry because I don’t conduct my business in that way – ever. If someone does something for me I will tell the world about it. I felt really frustrated and sad about this really cool song that was p—ing me off, plus I was hearing it on the radio every day.”

8. Dressing up is her favourite thing to do
Even though she is a self-confessed tomboy, Aitchison delights in dressing up. “I have always had extravagant fashion choices. I love having rhinestones glued to my eyelids so I look like a Florida stripper from [see her music video for Doing It, featuring Rita Ora]. When I was younger I was obsessed with Avril Lavigne and wore, like, eight belts over a skirt, over a pair of trousers. I only stopped wearing Buffalo shoes last year. Sure, I have had a lot of fashion mistakes – but I think fashion mistakes make for fashion genius.”

9. Her backing band is all female
“My band is not a gimmick. The reason that they play for me is that they are really good musicians. Aside from that it is amazing to go on tour with girls; to be on the road with girls is fun in itself. Plus I am obsessed with [the all-female rock band] The Donnas and when we are onstage I feel like we are The Donnas.”

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/musi ... i-XCX.html
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Postby Alicepotter » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:26 am

she is an Avril stan too, now you can marry her, Giles!
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Postby MrRager » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:17 am

Alicepotter wrote:she is an Avril stan too, now you can marry her, Giles!
:lol: Muppet! Awesome that she's an Avril stan :cry:
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Postby Biebz » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:23 pm

She knows who the Queen is
Oh god miss u on my lips, It’s me ur little Venice bitchhhh
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Postby Alicepotter » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:00 am

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Postby Alicepotter » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:02 am

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Postby Alicepotter » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:19 pm

NME Awards:

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Postby Noahh » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:34 am

Great performance.

I need to see her live sometime.

I remember seeing her as an opening act for Coldplay a few years ago but her set was very short.
"I got to do things my own way darling. Will you ever let me? Will you ever respect me? No!"

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Postby Alicepotter » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:37 pm

Charli at Brits:

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Marina & Charli:

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Postby ArmyOfMe » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:44 pm

Those boobs :o

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This is me on Friday night :lol: she must be a great girl to go out with.
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Postby Alicepotter » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:51 pm

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You don't saw the best:

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Postby Westen » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:01 pm

WTF they all got drunk :lol:
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Postby Alicepotter » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:30 pm

Charli being a DJ yesterday in Viena

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Postby Alicepotter » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:31 pm

Hmmmmm. This red-haired man looks delicious.Image
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Postby Biebz » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:43 pm

Alicepotter wrote:Hmmmmm. This red-haired man looks delicious.Image
MESS :lol: :lol:
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Postby Alicepotter » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:45 pm

ThatBieberSide wrote:
Alicepotter wrote:Hmmmmm. This red-haired man looks delicious.Image
MESS :lol: :lol:
It's true and you know. :lol:
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Postby LionH3art » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:56 pm

Alicepotter wrote:
ThatBieberSide wrote:
Alicepotter wrote:Hmmmmm. This red-haired man looks delicious.Image
MESS :lol: :lol:
It's true and you know. :lol:
MESS
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Postby Alicepotter » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:16 am

Charli at MTV Style Germany

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She won a youtube award, btw.
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Postby GetBack » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:25 am

She looks amazing, she reminds me of Mila Kunis in some angles. Her boobs are so (naturally) big by the way! :o :o
Carey like Mariah.
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Postby MrRager » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:50 am

What should be the next Single?
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Postby Biebz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:38 am

MrRager wrote:What should be the next Single?
Famous
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Postby MrRager » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:27 pm

ThatBieberSide wrote:
MrRager wrote:What should be the next Single?
Famous
Great song but I don't think it would work as a single, do you??

I think Need Ur Love or Die Tonight would be the best choice
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Postby Biebz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:57 pm

MrRager wrote:
ThatBieberSide wrote:
MrRager wrote:What should be the next Single?
Famous
Great song but I don't think it would work as a single, do you??

I think Need Ur Love or Die Tonight would be the best choice
I don't think anything on this album can be hit now tbh if Doing It can't :lol:

Need Ur Love is one of my faves but I can't imagine it as a single at all
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Postby Alicepotter » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:36 am

Omg, seems I was right and Famous will be the next single. :o :o

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