Charli XCX says health and safety prevented her from launching own line of tampons

The singer wanted the merchandise to be emblazoned with the words 'Sucker' and 'Pussy Power'

Charli XCX has revealed that she planned to launch her own branded tampons.

The singer, who released her second studio album ‘Sucker’ in December 2014, recently spoke about her “dream” venture and explained why she was unable to get the product to market.

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“I really wanted to make tampon merch” she said. “That was a dream of mine for a really long time – to have tampons that say ‘Sucker’ on the side and ‘Pussy Power’ on the box. But it’s a health issue if someone’s going to put it in their vagina.”

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Having recently announced a joint US tour with Bleachers, Charli continued to discuss her live show. She told MTV News: “I really want to take it back to the original idea I had when making this record, which was to make a super raw, very punk-inspired album. I think I’m going to change it sonically so it’s more that. A lot less electronic. It’s cool. It’s going to be wild. It’s going to be sweaty.”

XCX’s tour with Bleachers (aka Fun. guitarist Jack Antonof) begins on July 21 in San Diego and will run for 14 shows. While they won’t be appearing in the UK together, Bleachers are due to perform Glasgow’s The Garage venue on July 5 and the Academy 3, Manchester on July 6. Charli, meanwhile, is set to appear at this summer’s Wireless Festival, Reading & Leeds Festival and Bestival.

Nile Rodgers recently joined Charli XCX for a live rendition of the latter’s 2014 single ‘Boom Clap’. Watch the performance here.