Meghan Trainor talks insecurity, drops new single 'No'

By Marilyn Malara   |   March 4, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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NANTUCKET, Mass., March 4 (UPI) -- Meghan Trainor opened up about her body image struggles in an interview just before dropping her latest confidence-inducing single "No."

The Grammy award-winning starlet returned to her hometown of Nanutcket, Mass. to speak with CBS correspondent Tracy Smith about her self-esteem issues growing up.

In the interview, set to air March 6, the 22-year-old singer said she wore sweatshirts and sweatpants everyday "to cover up my body, 'cause I was so insecure."

"And it would be summer. And I would go on vacation and I'd be in Trinidad and Tobago, 90-degree weather, and I'd be wearing sweatshirts that said 'Nantucket,'" she said.

Trainor's biggest insecurity, she said, were her arms. She aimed to keep them covered at all times but knew it wasn't "what I should have been feeling."

Since the debut of her hit song "All About That Bass," however, Trainor has been placed at the forefront of her songwriting and producing career, prompting her to accept herself and find confidence in both her effort and success.

News of the interview comes just as the singer dropped her latest single, "No." The pop song reportedly leaked hours before its scheduled release Friday.

Trainor recently tweeted lyrics from the new tune echoing her own confidence: "I'm feelin untouchable...untouchable," she wrote.

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