The 'Tik Tok' hitmaker told The Guardian Newspaper that she had to be "creative and crafty" when she was younger because her family had no money as a child, and because of this she developed a "mentality" that she would live an extravagant and extroverted lifestyle.
She said: "I've always lived as though I'm a f**king god. It never had to do with money though. I grew up with no money, but I never went without anything, it just made me creative and crafty. I used to just steal s**t or sneak into places, I would drive around Los Angeles in a Mercedes that some dude gave me. When you have the mentality that you're going to live a lavish lifestyle, not having money can't stop you."
The 24-year-old singer is renowned for her antics - including drinking the fake blood of a dancer - and she admits "crazy" ideas just flow from her mind: "It's not really 'topping' the last outrageous thing for me. I just come up with more crazy ideas to show the world I'm not scared of looking like a freak."