Angst-ridden teen star Avril Lavigne has lashed out at the music media for labelling her a punk artist.

The COMPLICATED singer, 19, wishes people wouldn't categorise her music, because she's never claimed to follow any one particular genre.

Lavigne rants, "I always hate it when I get labelled punk or whatever, because I'm not and I never claimed to be punk.

"I always found it really hard when I came here that people would label me. I'm like, 'Why are doing that because I'm a person?'

"You can't label people, give them one word and say, 'This is what you are.' I was a growing teenager, changing all the time."

06/05/2004 17:32