Charli XCX thinks the music industry is weighted "against women".
The 24-year-old star has bemoaned the lack of female representation in the industry and thinks there is a double standard applied to female songwriters.
She shared: "I think they are a lot more things against women, in a lot of industries, not just the music industry. There are a lot fewer female producers, even if there are female producers, like, not many people give them credit for that.
"You know people always question if I’m actually a songwriter and whether a lot of female artists write their own songs."
The ‘Vroom Vroom’ hitmaker heaped praise on Beyonce after the US star performed in front of giant sign saying "FEMINIST" during her Mrs Carter world tour.
Charli said Beyonce’s strong message was especially pleasing as she cannot remember anything similar from her own childhood, thereby showing that progress is being made.
She told The Box Plus Network: "It’s great for Beyonce to stand in front of a huge sign that says feminism, like that’s only a good thing, because when I was like 12 or 13 that image wasn’t there for me in pop culture, you know, not that I was aware of.
"But when Beyonce is standing in front of a sign a 12 year old girl, or guy, is going be like ‘Oh, cool that’s what it is and Beyonce is talking about it, it’s cool, I want to be into feminism’ – so that’s a great thing."
Beyonce, 35, has explained that her performance was designed to help bring some clarity to the concept of feminism.
The ‘Formation’ hitmaker said previously: "I’m not really sure people know or understand what a feminist is, but it’s very simple. It’s someone who believes in equal rights for men and women."