Charli XCX wants to set things straight after quotes were released from a recent Pitchfork interview.
In the article, she was quoted as saying, “I’m really grateful that [Taylor] asked me on tour. But as an artist, it kind of felt like I was getting up on stage and waving to 5-year-olds.”
After that quote came out, the internet and Swift’s fans went crazy. The quote was everywhere, and there were people who accusing Charli XCX of biting the hand that fed her.
To set the record straight, Charli XCX put out a statement last night on her Instagram story. It read:
“Hey, a few people on the internet have taken something I said out of context and I want to clarify there is absolutely no shade and only love here.”
“As I say in the article and have said many times before, I am extremely grateful to Taylor for inviting me to open for her. She’s one of the biggest artists of my generation and the reputation tour was one of the biggest tours in history.”
“In the printed version of this much wider conversation my answers about this tour were boiled down into one kind of weird sentence – leading up to that tour i’d been playing a tonne [sic] of 18+ club shows and so to be on stage in front of all ages was new to me and made me approach my performance with a whole new kind of energy – more so I talked about how it was brilliant opening for Taylor, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I was given and how much fun it was to perform to a new audience!”
“Any tour I’ve been on with any other artist as an opening act has always taught me so much. It’s always wonderful to watch other artists do their thing, own their stage and speak their language to their dedicated fan bases – and this was especially true for the reputation tour.”
“Hope this gives clarity to what was a great interview!! lots of love.”