Meghan Trainor is against Photoshop and objectifying women, but she doesn’t give AF who runs the United States of America. The “No” singer told Billboard in a new interview that she’s not only never voted before, but that she’s just not going to be into it … ever.
“I should be way more aware,” Trainor told the magazine while talking about politics. “If it was [Hillary Clinton] or [Donald] Trump, I’d definitely vote for her — but I’ve never voted and I don’t have any desire to.”
The LGBTQ advocate didn’t expand on her decision to shirk her civic duties, but she did express her disbelief when it comes to the recent shootings across the country. “I think it’s ridiculous that random crazy people can buy guns,” she told Billboard.
The songstress also tooted her own horn during the interview.
“I always say, ‘I s–t hits,’” Trainor boasted. “Because they come out so quick I can’t even keep up with myself.” (In her defense, the Grammy winner has written chart-toppers for Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony and Rascal Flatts, as well as her own jams.)
And while the 22-year-old from Nantucket, Massachusetts, has made a name by embracing her curves, she’s the first to admit that she didn’t set out to be a role model.
“I don’t really have a choice,” she said about being a spokesperson for body positivity. “It’s not like I’m trying to go out there and be a famous person who’s all about being a role model for curves. I mean, if it’s helping other people, then that’s amazing and I will be that role model.”
Growing up in Massachusetts, Trainor was introduced to musicians such as Bob Marley through her uncle Burton Toney, a Trinidadian soca star.
“I’d show [photos to] people in high school, like, ‘That’s my uncle!’ And they’d be like, ‘What?’” she recalled while showing Billboard a photo of her black uncle. “I always say, ‘I’m Trini to the bone,’ which means you have Trini blood. I don’t. I just wish I did.”
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