"It was really hard for me to watch people on TikTok and stuff that dissects my 17-year-old love life. That was really weird. But again, I think I understood the curiosity. It doesn't affect me; it doesn't matter. It doesn't affect my songwriting and my life."
Olivia credits Lorde's Pure Heroine album as the reason she got into music, "I was like 11 or 12 or something like that. I had the vinyl record of it. I got it from Urban Outfitters. I remember listening to the lyrics and thinking, Oh, my God—I can actually see myself in these lyrics."
In the middle of lockdown, @Olivia_Rodrigo transformed into the rarest kind of artist: a self-made global pop star adored by Gen Z, boomer music critics—and everyone in between https://t.co/HdtrF7FgNv pic.twitter.com/DKjuCLoWfk— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) August 4, 2021
"I'm so proud of my generation and the way that people have come together and not put up with bullshit that has been put up with for so many years." @Olivia_Rodrigo https://t.co/HdtrF7FgNv pic.twitter.com/O3Evo3ByHj— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) August 4, 2021
She was also asked about Britney Spears' ongoing conservation battle, "I've been following it very closely. I think it's just so awful. I think, as an industry, people are getting better at not taking advantage of and manipulating and bullying young women. But it's still so apparent, and I witness that too."
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