Speaking to Interview journal’s April 2020 challenge – the place she was interviewed by Amy Schumer – she mentioned: “My intention was never to become a tabloid … it got out of control. And then I was like, ‘Wait, none of this is true.’ The way [people have] … tried to explain things has made it sound really bad, when in reality there’s nothing wrong with the fact that I needed to go away or that I fell in love.
“I had to start opening up because people were taking away my narrative and it was killing me. I’m so young and I’m going to keep changing, and no one has the right to tell me how my life’s going.”
And while she could have felt stress to talk out, the ‘Lose You to Love Me’ hitmaker is in the end blissful she has the platform to take action, because she “believes in seeking help”.
When requested what retains her afloat amid her public scrutiny, she added: “What has kept me afloat is that I know eventually it’ll be someone else – and I don’t mean that in a negative way. Sometimes it’s been bad for my career, but other times it’s like, ‘Now I can talk about things like my depression and anxiety, things that I’ve struggled with and which I’m totally open about, because I believe in seeking help.’ But other than that, what keeps me grounded is that I do my best to avoid it. It’s not like I don’t live my life.”