07/12/2013 11:10 EDT | Updated 09/11/2013 05:12 EDT

The Top Things People Would Be Shocked to Know About Me

-My real name is Natalia Cappuccini. I'm 5"2, from London, Black and Latina mixed.

-I left home and school when I was 14 and never went back.

-When I was a teenager I was in a religious cult for a few years, I used to stand on street corners in groups telling people how God loved them and that they were going to Hell for all their sins. We couldn't mix with outsiders, have sex or talk to our families if they didn't join.

-All the songs on my album are about the worst and wildest moments of my life! Like "Problem" and "Watching You." When I was a teenager I stalked my boyfriend while we were breaking up and got taken away by the police. I've been in the back of a cop car three times for bad behaviour!

-the song "Trouble" (which I named my album after) is about the time I tried to burn my own house down after an argument with my boyfriend.

-I collect mink coats and art deco cocktail rings. and I have a floor-to-ceiling shoe collection in my bedroom and dressing room. My first car was a 1972 Cadillac Deville and my car I drive now is a 1979 Pontiac Firebird.

-I have a 3lb chihuahua called Kensington Cartier Kills. She's beautiful!

-When I was at a dinner in Vienna, president Bill Clinton walked right up to me and told me I was beautiful. we talked for a minute and then said goodbye. He was charming.

-I once jumped off a moving train in Germany so that I wouldn't miss my first headlining show!

-I wrote my first poem when I was five years old and I never stopped. When I was 12 I used to write poems and letters to my father when he was in jail, and go visit him at the weekends.

-I bought a plane ticket to Hollywood to try be a songwriter and lived in run-down motels for a year and a half with no money at all. I used to go to Rodeo Drive and try on expensive clothes I couldn't afford, crash parties and make out with my boyfriend in public.

-I once ran away to Paris with no money at all, and stayed in a hostel with only one bathroom on the 2nd floor!

-One time, I took acid in a strip club in Hollywood and hallucinated blood and spiders for two days straight! I walked around LA and everything looked like a Salvador Dali painting. Everyone's face looked like it was melting!