"What I couldn’t have known at the time was that I was feeding into a lie that I’d bought into," she says in new interview.
It's been 10 years since Paramore released "Misery Business," the lead single from their second studio album Riot! In that decade, lead singer Hayley Williams has grown up -- as have her views on her fellow women.
In a new interview with Track 7, Williams talked about a controversial, seemingly anti-feminist lyric from the band's breakout single: "Once a whore, you’re nothing more/ I’m sorry, that will never change.”
"The thing that annoyed me was that I had already done so much soul-searching about it, years before anyone else had decided there was an issue," she told Track 7. "When the article began circulating, I sort of had to go and rehash everything in front of everybody. It was important, however, for me to show humility in that moment."