Charli XCX Addresses Not Being Taken Seriously As A Female Musician

Charli XCX has posted a series of messages on her Twitter account expressing her frustration with a double standard in music.

“i am an artist, a songwriter who’s co written multiple ‘hits’ for myself/other artists, a video director, exec producer of a netflix show, a&r, i run a label, co manage 2 artists.. if I was a man I’d be hailed as some sort of music industry god but as a woman I’m just – doubted??” she wrote.

“btw i don’t need people to feel sorry for me or anything – i’m just saying it how it is. women in this industry are constantly questioned on their validity… ‘did she REALLY write that?’ ‘can she REALLY produce?’ ‘does she REALLY know what she’s doing?’ i see it all the time,” she went on to say.

“any and all female popstars in 2019 are obviously business women: running their own careers, making their own decisions, directing their own teams, proving points, being groundbreaking and making their own art. like, this is SO OBVIOUS. don’t insult us.”

Charli’s Netflix documentary I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry is out now. It is about her forming the girl band Nasty Cherry – a doc which she executive produced.

The band includes Chloe Chaidez (guitar), Debbie Knox-Hewsom (drums), Gabbriette Bechtel (vocals), and Georgia Somary (bass) – four of Charli’s closest friends,

Nasty Cherry’s six-track debut EP, Season 1, is out now and they’ll be embarking on a nine-date mini tour in 2020.