Charli XCX writes saucy song as 'feminist statement'

Charli XCX writes saucy song as 'feminist statement'

Charli XCX wrote a song about pleasuring herself to make "a feminist statement".

The 22-year-old singer wrote 'Body of My Own' for her second major label studio album, 'Sucker' - released earlier this year - and revealed she made the saucy song to help other young women feel comfortable with their bodies and sexuality.

She explained: "'Body of My Own' is about masturbation, but it's a feminist statement more than a song telling you to put your hand in your pants, because girls should own their own bodies. If they're going to be sexualised, they should sexualise themselves and not let someone else do it for them."

However, the 'Boom Clap' hitmaker believes because of her unusual sources of inspiration and quirky image, she isn't a real pop star, not least because she doesn't own a hairbrush to maintain sleek and silky locks like other female musicians.

She told The Times newspaper: "I feel like an outsider more than a pop star. Sometimes I feel good about it, sometimes I feel bad, but I never feel like one of the pop gang. I don't say the right thing. I'm not always happy. I don't always brush my hair. I don't even own a hairbrush."