We’ve been singing 16-year-old Lorde’s “Royals” for months now, dreaming of her life now that she’s ascending the charts like it’s her job (which, you know, it is). In our imaginations, she’s pretty much seconds away from being besties with Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and all their best friends. Basically, we’re throwing them a giant brunch in our heads. But Lorde is not on board.
In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Lorde — born Ella Yelich-O’Conner — took turns slamming a variety of people we think very highly of, so we’re kind of having a brain explosion moment. “I love pop music on a sonic level,” she tells the magazine, “But I’m a feminist and the theme of [Selena Gomez’s] song [“Come & Get It”] is, ‘When you’re ready, come and get it from me.’ I’m sick of women being portrayed this way.”
Whoa, now. Next thing, we imagine we’ll be hearing her talk smack about Swifty, SelGo’s best friend. And we just can’t have that. The New Zealand-born singer writes lyrics about not being rich, not fitting in, and recognizes the contradiction of that versus what is quickly becoming her real life.
“We were in a Bentley the other day, and I was like, ‘This is so wrong!’ But I still sent photos to my friends,” the high school junior (mind still blowing up) jokes, continuing “Who knows? In two years, maybe I’ll be in bed, taking Cristal straight into my veins through a needle.”
Yikes. Let’s hope not, but maybe in the meantime, she could lay off of Selena. After all, she wouldn’t want Taylor to have to write a song about her.
Source: Rolling Stone print edition