After featuring on a pair of massive hits (Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea‘s chart-topping “Fancy”), Charli XCX finally landed a smash of her own with The Fault In Our Stars soundtrack cut “Boom Clap”. The song has made her a hotter property than ever, which most artists would take as a sign to keep the hits for herself but she’s not about the fame.
“I’ve always done this my own way,” the Brit said in a recent interview. “I’ve passed up on many a thing that could have made me a big artist or something.” Here’s where it gets really interesting. “I was offered a feature on a Christina Aguilera song and I turned it down,” she said. “It just wasn’t right. She’s cool, but it just wasn’t right.” Charli needs to watch herself. The curse of Xtina is all too real. Just ask The Wanted and Lady Gaga, who beefed with the “Say Something” diva before their chart fortunes went south. More »