'Speaking purely from a musical standpoint, I think I am a great performer. I am a talented entertainer. I consider myself to have one of the greatest voices in the industry. I consider myself to be one of the greatest songwriters.... I wouldn't say that I am one of the greatest dancers, but I am really quite good at what I do. I think it’s OK to be confident in yourself.'
ON HER FANS
'Sometimes, being on stage is like having sex with my fans,' she says. 'They're the only people on the planet who in an instant can make me just lose it.... I see myself in them. I was this really bad, rebellious misfit of a person - I still am -sneaking out, going to clubs, drugs, alcohol, older men, younger men. You imagine it, I did it. I was just a bad kid. And I look at them, and every show there's a little more eyeliner, a little more freedom, and a little more 'I don't give a f*** about the bullies at my school.'
ON COVERING VOGUE