Charli XCX Worked With will.i.am On LP3, Hates “Break The Rules”

Charli XCX has been laying the groundwork for album cycle three. There’ll be contributions from SOPHIE and Stargate, and most recently she announced that she’s aiming for a May release, which will be preceded by a mixtape. And in her latest interview, with magazine, Charli reveals she collaborated with will.i.am on some material for the LP. And, well, he had some unique advice for the British singer.

“I love him. We were writing and he was like, ‘The verse — just say random words. Nobody listens to the verse,” she told the mag. “I thought, ‘Hm, interesting strategy.’ Then I listened again to his songs and I was like, ‘Fuck, he actually does do this!'”

She also explained her hatred of Sucker single “Break The Rules.” She posted a scan of the magazine Q&A on her Facebook page, so get out your zoom thumbs and read it below.