Charli XCX Seeks To Clarify Comments About Opening For Taylor Swift

Charli XCX has tried to clarify herself after facing flak over her comments in a Pitchfork profile about opening for Taylor Swift‘s Reputation tour.

Commenting on opening for Swift last year, Charli said, “I’m really grateful that [Taylor] asked me on that tour. But as an artist, it kind of felt like I was getting up on stage and waving to 5-year-olds.”

“I’ve done so much of it, and it really cemented my status as this underdog character, which I like now. But I need to just own my own f*cking shit finally,” she continued.

However, Swift’s fans felt insulted by her comments and started blasting her on Instagram and Twitter.

Charli has subsequently uploaded a statement clarifying about her viewpoint.

“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 wrote. “She’s one of the biggest artists of my generation and the reputation tour was one of the biggest tours in history.”

Charli explained that her remarks were taken out of context and she never meant her comment to be taken in a negative way.

“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 of 18+ club shows and so to be on stage in front of all ages was new to me and made me approach my performances 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 for a new audience,” she added.

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