Sky Ferreira felt “trapped” as a young artist trying to break into the music industry.
The 30-year-old star was just 18 when she released her first singles in 2010, and she revealed how everyone was “trying to shape her” in certain ways.
Speaking to Nancy Sinatra for Interview magazine, she said: “In the music industry, everyone is trying to mold you. They have an idea of what you should be.
“People are getting greedy. When I was younger, I was stuck in situations where it was like, ‘You have to do this,’ and I didn’t know any better.
“It was just different back then…the internet was there, but it wasn’t that thing that people understood.
“I used it to my advantage – it really helped me get my stuff out. But I got sidelined so many times.”
Earlier in her teens, Sky used MySpace to post early tracks, before being “sucked” into the bubblegum pop image.
This year, she’s set to finally release her repeatedly delayed album ‘Masochism’ – which was first announced in 2015 – after a “musical chairs” situation with her major label.
She explained: “One person can run the label, then another – they just switch seats. I originally wanted to try to have a better relationship with them.
“I wasn’t going to compromise, but I was willing to be a little more open, because I didn’t want to have a bad relationship with them. I wanted them to do stuff with me and give me a chance. fair.
Sky reflected on her own experiences in the industry and admitted it was a combination of sexism and entering the industry at such a young age.
She added: “It’s about respect. A lot of it is sexist, but I also think it’s because I started when I was 14, so they feel like they can manipulate me or treat me like a 14 year old kid or something..
“I’m 30 now and it’s the same thing.”