REALITY star and musician Nicole O’Brien warns any men who cross her path: They could end up in one of her songs.
Her latest single, “Girls Like Me,” is based on toxic relationships and based on Nicole’s own experience.
The 28-year-old woman from Cork said: “I spent a lot of my self-esteem on the way this man treated me.
“My mental health was basically non-existent and I wanted to write a song about getting out of there and learning not to give value to the toxic men who treat you like shit and learning to love yourself first.”
“I always write about people I date. So I think because I’m such an open book, they need to know that it’s about them. They’re probably embarrassed because I’m airing out their dirty laundry.
“If you treated me like crap…well hello, this is what you get!”
Nicole rose to fame when she appeared on the dating show Too Hot To Handle in 2020.
Her career then skyrocketed due to the show’s popularity during the pandemic.
“MUSIC IS SO THERAPEUTIC”
But now, four years later, looking back, she said she felt “like a little baby” and she explained that the only reason she went on the show was to further her career in music.
Having been performing since the age of five, she added: “Music is so therapeutic and has really helped me.”
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After finishing Too Hot To Handle, she appeared on MTV’s Ex On The Beach in America and Celebrity Ghost Trip on E4.
But now Nicole has finally turned her back on reality television and dating shows.
She explained: “I kind of want to date myself first and know exactly what I want.
“There are no more dating shows for me now, I just concentrate on music.”
Fashion-forward Nicole also launched clothing brand Agenda last August and Beyoncé’s dancers wore the pieces.
She explained: “They were in London for the show and my music manager was throwing an after party for them so he gave them all goody bags and we added the bucket hat.”
“I didn’t think much of it. I thought, you know what, they’re getting all these brands for free, so I don’t have high hopes. And then I saw that they didn’t take it off and when they toured they wore it all the time – I was shocked.”
- Girls Like Me is available on all streaming platforms from Wednesday.