Country music superstar Miranda Lambert says she wants nothing to do with using her platform to promote her personal politics.
In a rare and extensive interview with Billboard, the “Gunpowder and Lead” singer says she’s “100 percent” against writing politically-driven songs.
“I am a 100 percent believer in not ever using the platform that I’ve built for anything other than music, because music to me is an escape from your own reality,” Lambert said. “I don’t want to go to a show and hear somebody preach about their opinions.”
Political debates aren’t even worth having, Lambert says, because “you can’t win anyway.”
“And what are you winning? For someone to agree with you, and now you’ve spoken your piece and ****ed off many other people, just for one person to go, ‘She’s right’? It doesn’t do any good,” she told the outlet.
In a time when celebrities are becoming increasingly visible and vocal political advocates — from Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globes to the numerous star-studded pro-Hillary Clinton public service announcements during the campaign — Lambert says she’s not interested in trying to “fit in” with her famous contemporaries.
“I’m not going to try to fit in,” Lambert explained. “But I’m not trying to be an outlaw — I’m just trying to do me. And if that’s carving my own path or making my own lane, then I’ll do that.”
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