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Charli XCX: I feel in control

Charli XCX: I feel in control

Charli XCX feels "very in control".

The 'Boom Clap' hitmaker admits there is a pressure to be a certain way in the music industry but because she has been making music ever since she was 16, she feels she has a good handle on how to deal with it.

Asked if she feels pressure to conform whilst she was on the red carpet at the MTV EMAs in Rotterdam on Sunday evening (06.11.16), she said: "Of course. It's the music industry; it's run by 50-year-old men.

"I'm lucky to work with a really great team who knows best. And I've been doing this since I was 16, so I feel very in control."

And the 24-year-old singer - who attended the event in an unusual bright pink two-piece outfit - also admitted there are days when she feels confident and days when she struggles with her self-esteem.

She added: "It's a day by day thing. Sometimes I feel very confident; other days I don't. I think everyone gets like that. Sometimes it's on, sometimes it's off. But tonight, I'm ready to party. I'm feeling good in my mermaid outfit."

And Charli was certainly looking forward to the after party following the MTV European Music Awards.

She told the Mail Online: "It's always an after party with me."

Meanwhile, Charli previously insisted it is unfair that successful women are accused of being bitches.

She said: "When it comes to being a successful woman, there always seems to be a question. 'Why are you successful? Is it because you're a bitch?' There always seems to be a negative connotation.

"There are only a few female execs at record companies. There are a lot of great female songwriters and producers, but they're definitely a minority, especially on the business side."