Paloma Faith wants to be a single mother.

The 26-year-old star would've love to have children and because she has been let down by men in the past, she is happy to raise a family on her own.

She said: ''I think a lot of my drive comes from my very independent single mother. And since most of the men in my life have been pretty inconsistent, I'm on a mission to make myself financially stable and have children on my own.

''People tell me you have to find the right man, but I don't think that's true.''

Paloma also admitted if she used a sperm donor to father her children, she would choose Outkast star Andre 3000 because they would have a ''beautiful'' family.

Asked who she would choose as a celebrity sperm donor, she said: ''That's a question and a half. I think it would be Andre 3000, even though he's really short, because I'd like a beautiful mixed-race baby.''

The 'New York' hitmaker hopes to have her first child before she turns 30 in four years time.

She told Glamour magazine: ''Before I'm 30 I'd like a successful album, a house and a baby - maybe with a man, but like I said, that's not something I'm banking on.''