Where were you the first time you heard one of your songs on the radio?
I was in New Orleans, and I was so excited. It’s such a cool feeling to hear your own song play on the radio. I still have the same kind of excitement when I hear any of my songs today.
How did you spend the first big check you received?
On a bright white Mercedes convertible.
When was the first time you saw a Britney Spears drag queen?
In New Orleans singing "Slave 4 U." I almost died!
When you were starting out, whose career did you want to mold yours after?
Madonna. No question. She is an amazing entertainer. Besides Madonna, I also admire Sarah Jessica Parker’s career and her shoe collection.
Are there any of your songs that you wish you hadn’t recorded/you don’t really love?
No. All of my songs are f–ing amazing.
How is Femme Fatale different from your other albums?
I think Femme Fatale is my most upbeat and mature album yet.
Who are some of the stand out collaborators on Femme Fatale?
I collaborated with Will.I.Am. I am a huge fan of Black Eyed Peas, and I have always wanted to work with him. I also worked with a new up-and-coming artist from the L.A. area named Sabi. She raps on a song I love called "(Drop Dead) Beautiful."
Assuming reincarnation exists, in a previous life I think I was...
Audrey Hepburn, because she was a trend setter.
Assuming reincarnation exists, in my next life I’d life to be...
A bird, so I can fly.
My idea of hell is...
Being on a diet.
My idea of heaven is...
A trip with my kids.
If you hadn’t become a superstar, what career do you think you would have chosen?
I was in seventh grade and it was career day and I remember thinking that I wanted to be an entertainment lawyer. I always knew I would be in this business somehow. I think this path worked out way better.
What album do you consider life-changing?
Natalie Imbruglia’s Left of the Middle.
Which Disney princess do you relate to most and why?
It depends on the day.
What is the best advice you’ve gotten and who was it from?
My mom said when you have a bad day, eat ice cream. That’s the best advice.