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7 Alessia Cara Quotes That Prove She's as Down-to-Earth as Ever

After touring with Coldplay, a breakout set at Coachella, her "Scars to Your Beautiful" hit and celebrating one year since the release of her debut album, this year was all Alessia's, and that's why she's one of the artists in Fuse's 2016 Breakout Week

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On her anti-fashion style

"If you wanna wear meat suits like Lady Gaga, good. She's freaking amazing! She's doing that and she's unbelievable. I can wear T-shirts and still be great too. So that's just what I'm proving to people." –Cosmopolitan, Nov. 2015

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On her favorite childhood song

"I was always singing around the house, even when I was two years old. Do you know that song 'I Love Trash' by Grover the Grouch? That was my favorite song ever. I would just replay that over and over and over again." –BBC Music, Jan. 2016

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On worms

"I didn’t really have many friends when I was younger. There’s no sob story. I wish I had this inspirational story, but I was just really weird and kept to myself. I just thought a lot. I wasn’t depressed or anything. I was just quiet. I liked it that way. I was cool with it. I just really liked to think a lot and tell lies to people. I liked playing with nature a lot. I liked worms. It was so dumb. I used to pretend that I knew all about worms, and I would lie and tell the other kids that one of the worms was pregnant and we had to help it give birth." –Complex, July 2015

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On meeting Coldplay's Chris Martin

"It was horrible. I was so nervous, because I had wanted to meet him forever. And when you live a moment in your head, sometimes you just want it to be perfect and then when it happens, you forget everything that you wanted to say. I was so concerned that I told him that my mom was a fan, and I’m never going to live that down!" –Coldplay.com, July 2016

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On receiving sexist criticism

"They were saying, ‘Why aren’t you wearing a dress? It’s New Year’s Eve! Why are you dressed like a homeless person?’ I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, really?’ I’m not a fashion model, I’m a singer. If my performance is good what does it matter what I’m wearing?" –NME, March 2016

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On her fast success

"You know what? It definitely hasn’t sunk it at all. None of this has. It just feels like I’m watching myself from another body almost, like I’m floating above everything. It really hasn’t. It’s going by so fast I haven’t had the chance to understand fully what’s happening." –Idolator, May 2016

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On her desire to chill

"When you wake up in a different place every day, you forget where you are sometimes. I used to hate being in my room all the time, but now I wish I could just go back there, so I can just be normal for even a day. It's like bittersweet feelings." –MTV, Aug. 2015

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Apr. 26th: Fun Night

If there’s anything we want to hear, it’s an Outkast and Run The Jewels collab. At an event by Vevo, the four artists linked up for an epic hip-hop moment. “Ain't Nobody f*cking with my clique!!!!!!!!” Killer Mike added on Instagram. Since the photo has been shared, fans online have been wishing for a collaborative album from the two groups. One can only dream.

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