Los Angeles, 10 April-2014 (IANS): The 21-year-old singer doesn’t think women should be viewed as superior to men, but she thinks there is still some way to go before both genders are treated equally.
Speaking to the new edition of America’s ELLE magazine, she said: ”I’m just about equality, period. It’s not like, I’m a woman, women should be in charge! I just want there to be equality for everybody. I still don’t think we’re there 100 percent.”
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ hitmaker also slammed the criticism she receives for her raunchy dance moves as she believes there is a huge double standard in the music industry.
She said: ”I mean, guy rappers grab their crotch all (expletive) day and have hos around them, but no one talks about it. But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model (expletive) around me around me, I’m degrading women?”
”I’m a woman – I should be able to have girls around me! But I’m part of the evolution of that. I hope.”
And the former Disney star admitted her fans give her ”purpose” and she feels proud that she has gone some way towards making people feel comfortable with expressing their sexuality.
She said: ”I have guys and girls that come out, and they’re like, ‘The only reason I’m able to admit that I’m gay is because you’ve made me feel like that’s OK.’
”That is so intense, because that is a part of this generation – it wasn’t always accepted – and I feel like I am a big part of that change.
”Or they know that I’ve struggled with depression, and that helped them get over theirs.