Why Does Joy Crookes Think About Rihanna When She Pees?
You’ll be seeing a lot more of Joy Crookes in 2020 and trust us, that’s only a good thing.
Tipped on lists from here to the moon, Joy exudes a refreshing confidence and independence for a newcomer into the wider music scene.
Speaking to us for her MTV PUSH: Ones To Watch 2020 spotlight she tells us why she decided to take more control over her music rather than just putting pen to paper…
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“I started producing my own music,” she said, “because, number one, there was a lack of female producers, number two, I just don’t like relying on people too much.
“When you learn that kind of language it helps you working with more producers, working with musicians and becoming who I am now.”
On how it’s faired for her so far she revealed “the advice I would give to up and coming artists, and probably my 16-year-old self as well, is learn how to say ‘no’ more. It is an incredible power, especially if you’re a woman. Learn how to say ‘no’ – it feels really good and I really recommend it.”
She also (over)shared some advice on how to keep it together in the face of a toilet emergency…
“Whenever I’m desperate to pee and like I’m really desperate, I think of Rihanna. I just feel like she’s such a strong, powerful woman that that would keep me strong, and keep my bladder strong.
“That is genuinely what I think of when I need to pee. Every single time I think of Rihanna!”
We’re gonna try that next time we need to…
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