Tove Lo thinks she can be a great role model for kids - despite "singing bluntly about sex, drugs and everything".

Tove Lo

Tove Lo

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter is known for her controversial on-stage antics, which has previously included flashing her breasts, but the Swedish beauty still feels she can be a healthy inspiration to young women.

She shared: "Usually the question is, 'Don't you feel you should be ashamed for setting a bad example to young girls?' singing bluntly about sex, drugs and everything ... a lot of my fans come up to me and say, 'you make me feel better about me just as me'."

The 'Stay High' hitmaker - whose real name is Ebba Nilsson - is set to be the support act for Justin Bieber at British Summertime Hyde Park this summer, but she has no intention of toning down her act to please Justin's more mainstream fanbase.

Tove explained her mantra on life, saying: "Being unapologetic, not feeling ashamed of being flawed or making mistakes ... I feel girls can be so hard on themselves and each other.

"It's a mantra for me, telling fans, you're not a bad person because you made a mistake or you don't want to follow the rules."

In fact, Tove doesn't understand the fuss surrounding her on-stage behaviour, insisting her lack of inhibitions is simply a reflection of her off-stage personality.

She told the Metro newspaper: "Sometimes when it's a show that isn't my own, I'll be told, 'You can't do this'. I don't want to f**k people over but I forget because I'm in my zone.

"When I've done support acts and they've asked me not to flash if it's a young crowd, for me, it's like, 'It's just boobs.' I don't get it, but they're very loaded items it seems."


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