Jessie J On Peforming for the Queen's Jubilee, Her Cartoon Character Style and Being a Diva

29 May 2012

By now you will have seen Grazia's super-special Jubilee issue (on sale now!) and if you haven't, hop to it! We're well and truly in the spirit and who better to celebrate our nation than the Brit girl who is having her moment, Jessie J? In our exclusive interview with songstress, she dishes on everything from her quirky style, her current beauty icon and performing for HRH, plus we've trussed her up in Queenie, Punky and Grungy outfits in homage to the looks that have made Britain great today (have a peek at the gallery above). And below, we've compiled a few gems for your reading pleasure and don't forget to pick up the new issue for the full interview...

Jessie J on her style

‘I started to look like a cartoon character with the fringe and the catsuits. Yes, I want to change and mix it up. I want to change my hair, change my style. I want to be allowed to grow.’

Jessie on her beauty look

‘Maybe I’ll dye [my hair] a pastel colour or plum. I’m thinking this black is too harsh. It’s all about the eyebrows for me at the moment, I’m channelling Frida Khalo.’

Jessie on the Diamond Jubilee Concert

‘When I got the letter asking me to perform, I felt really proud. It’s a proper letter from the Queen’s secretary. I’m keeping it in a memory book. It’s written on this lovely thick notepaper. I keep feeling it.’

Jessie J on where it all began

‘I had knockback after knockback before I got anywhere. After I got my first record deal I thought that was it, then Gut Records went into liquidation. I was 20. I had no idea what that meant. I had a few days to get myself out of that contract or my work would be owned by someone else.’

Jessie J on being a diva

‘Yes. Sometimes you have to be a diva. All the artists I admire from Madonna to Whitney to Mariah have all been called divas. If you are strong, if you have vision, if you are an artist you have to do what you believe in. And if you get called a diva for it then so what.’


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