Artist: Jessie J
Title: Keep Us Together
Album highlight from Sweet Talker
Keep Us Together by Jessie J
Jessie and X Factor contestant Andrea Faustini
Jessie J and Dermot O’ Leary
Jessie hugging Cheryl Cole
“I’ve always been someone that’s been very aware that being in this industry, you’re going to contradict yourself, you’re going to say things you’ll never do and then you do them.
I’ve always said from a young age, I really want to be a role model and now I’ve lived somewhat that kind of thing, being famous whatever that is. Being a role model has almost become people wanting you to live the way they want you to live. And that’s unhealthy, so I want to be an inspiration. I can’t live for everyone, because everybody lives differently, but I think the biggest thing for me is that people know that I lived by a good heart and as honest as I could.
Even when I’ve messed up or done stuff or said things that I wish I hadn’t, I’m someone that will always live with my heart on my sleeve. But also doing it with a bit of class. You know, taking the mick out of myself and not always having to wear makeup. Just having fun. You know I’m building my life as an artist, but also as a mum-to-be one day and a good wife. I mean, I cook and I learned how to sew and I’m doing a massage course so that when my man comes home from work, I can [laughs]. You know I think all those things are important, and I think it’s important to teach young women that’s it’s about self-growth.
You can’t look to someone to become yourself, you have to be yourself, and that’s something that I think is really important for me to make sure my fans, and especially my young female fans, understand.”