Taylor Momsen is "totally insane."

The Pretty Reckless singer - who has been criticised in the past for her provocative outfits and outrageous behaviour - insists she is always true to herself, but claims she is not like her public persona when she is out of the spotlight.

She said: "I see myself as totally insane. I'm totally moody. Of course. And I'm totally out of my mind. And I'm always myself.

"Well on stage I'm performing. It's another extension of myself. I mean I don't walk out of my bedroom in the morning with stripper heels on."

Taylor also revealed she hates being compared to other people and doesn't care about how she is perceived.

When asked what makes her music different to that of her contemporaries, she told Bullett magazine: "I have no f***ing idea. I don't analyse myself and I don't compare myself to other people."

The 17-year-old star shot to fame after appearing in US TV drama 'Gossip Girl' but insists singing has always been her first love.

She said: "Acting to singing is not a transition for me in any way, shape or form. Writing music and singing is nothing new for me I've been doing it since I was five. It's just new for my public and how they see me. It's a transition for them. I haven't changed at all."