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Zara Larsson champions women

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Zara Larsson champions women

Zara Larsson thinks people who aren't feminists are sexist.

The 'Lush Life' hitmaker believes women should be respected and be able to do what they want to do and says those that disagree are just being sexist.

She told Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Instead of calling people feminist, we should be calling people who aren't feminists sexist.

"Women should be able to do what they want and be respected and all that. That's not a radical thought for me.

"In Sweden it's very out there speaking about different issues but it's this big thing [in America], like, 'Oh my god are you a feminist', but why is that a big thing?"

Meanwhile, the 18-year-old singer previously revealed she would love to have a career like Beyoncé's.

She explained: "That's what I really want to be [like Beyoncé]. I have some friends and they're super-hipster. And they're like; 'All I wanna do is sing in a jazz bar and to just make it to pay for the rent.' And I'm like, cool ... That's not what I wanna do. I want as many people as possible to go to my concert.

"Two nights, 85,000 people in the audience. I can only imagine what she feels like standing there on stage, like 'All these people came for me because they love my music and we're all here right now to make this a magical and special night...' To do like legendary. Because why not?"

Zara has had to learn how to stand up for herself from a young age but feels it has helped her develop as a person.

She added: "I was 15 when I started, and they're all basically men and middle-aged and know what they're doing, so when I was 15 and I was saying 'No,' that was scary. But I've had time to develop my self-esteem and the ability to say no, because that's the most important thing that you can do."