The Don’t Start Now hitmaker has opened up about the inequality women face in their field of work and how men are often given an easier ride.

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“Being a female artist, every little word you say or every little thing you do gets linked to your personal life. Everything gets dissected, whereas if you’re a man with a guitar, it’s like yeah well done. You have written everything. It is instantly genuine whereas as women, we have to work a little harder to be taken seriously,” she says on Swedish chat show, Skavlan.

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The singer added that her parents are role models to her and her siblings. They fled the conflict in Kosovo in 1992 to build the best possible lives for their family.

“They worked hard to give my siblings and me the best possible education. They are such great role models,” she said.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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