Backstage at Billboard’s Women In Music event, Lauren Jauregui and Tierra Whack discussed how they have been inspired by fellow women in the music industry.
Jauregui shares that she has been influenced by many women in music, naming the likes of Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, and Janelle Monáe as key role models, calling Monáe a “huge inspiration” to her. Jauregui also mentions Hayley Kiyoko, who she presented the rising star award to that evening, adding that the singer helped her come out.
“There’s so many beautiful artists,” she continues. “Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, songwriters that have influenced my approach to music and I thank so many women and their stories. SZA, even, who’s getting honored tonight -- her storytelling is just so honest and raw.”