Betty Curse Discusses Mom’s Reaction To Her Look

Top Of The Pops Online spoke with Megan Burns, now going by Betty Curse, and asked the pop-gother what her parents think of her look.

“My mum used to be concerned when I was younger, like 13, and I was skulking around,” she said. “She was more concerned about other people because I got quite a lot of abuse for it. She wasn’t actually thinking that I looked crap. I mean, now she loves it. She loves me coming home when I’ve been away for a while and she sees what creations I’ve come up with this time. She does get embarrassed when I’m walking down the street with my little top hat on and a little veil and stuff. It’s like ‘Please, Megan, we’re going shopping…’ And she always tries to make me play down my make-up. She hates it when I go out and I’ve got all my purple eyeshadow all over me and she’s like ‘It’s the daytime! Can’t you just leave that for the night?'”

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Betty Curse Admits To Nerves Ahead Of Download

Rick from getAmped met up backstage with Betty Curse, real name Megan Burns, ahead of her Download Festival performance.

Asked how she was feeling ahead of her set, Betty said, “Well, nervous would be an understatement. I wasn’t expecting the stage to be how it is, because I usually like the audience right in front of me. So for it to be oval is a bit daunting, but I’m grateful just to be playing Download.”

As for how those nerves were dealt with the night before the show, she confessed, “I thought I’d get an early night, so I went to bed at 11 o’clock, and I was awake at half 1-2 o’clock. I just could not sleep. I was lying in bed saying, okay I’ll read a book. Then I’d be sleepy and I’d close my eyes, and I’d wake up again 5 minutes later. Fu**s sake.”

Asked what has raised her profile, she said, “Obviously we’ve got a major label behind us, so that doesn’t harm anything. They’re willing to push us and stuff, but I think the fact that we’ve worked with Andy Huxley, he used to be in The Eighties Matchbox, and they’re an amazing band, so I think bands of that band have took a bit of notice. I’ve noticed there’s a steady rise in bands with an image like ours. I’ve been dressing like this since I was 15 or something, and I used to get slated for it as I’m sure a lot of other people did. So I think it’s cool now that it’s becoming more and more mainstream, so maybe that’s what’s giving us a kick.”

Watch the interview below.

No T-Shirt And Jeans For Betty Curse caught up with Betty Curse, real name Megan Burns, for a Q&A, asking the singer if she wears jeans and a T-shirt while she’s lounging around the house. “If I’m around the house I usually pounce about in a nightdress and heels,” she said. “Anybody who comes round to my house says, ‘Do you ever take those heels off?’ I’ll be walking around at two in the morning in my night dress and my high heels.”

Betty Curse ‘God This Hurts’ Video

Goth pop newcomer Betty Curse, real name Megan Burns, is out with the music video to her new single ‘God This Hurts’, off her debut album ‘Hear Lies… Betty Curse’, set for release on October 30th. Watch it here.