She stated: “I’ve lost a lot of friends. Which is s**t. I feel like as soon as I made it in the group, I lost everybody
“A bit of betrayal, a bit of bitchiness.”
The ‘Black Magic’ hitmaker admitted it is harder to maintain friendships because of her career and thinks those who drifted away didn’t really understand her situation.
She told Cosmopolitan magazine: “It’s tougher when you are within the [music] trade, as a result of you do not have the time any extra and a lot of folks do not perceive that.
“It works both ways – I can’t make all the effort and have this mad career. “The people who find themselves in my life now are those who matter … It’s high quality, not amount.”
The blonde beauty admitted she used to be far more confident until she was under the microscope of the spotlight.
She said: “When we have been youthful we have been so assured.
“Then when we got flung into the industry we began to get self-conscious and started criticising ourselves because other people were doing it
“Every time I bought papped, my enamel would look buckled on the entrance. I hated them. I bought braces.”
But now, she’s doesn’t worry as much.
She added: “I’m simply extra assured … We’ve come out of the opposite facet and we’re like, ‘Who provides a s**t what different folks assume?'”
And Perrie couldn’t be happier when she’s at home with her boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the other people that matter to her.
She said: “When I’m round my family and friends in my home and I’ve bought my boyfriend there I’m the happiest particular person alive.
“There is nothing better than having people around you who make you feel special, make you feel calm, make you feel normal.”