Lorde rise to fame continues. The 17-years-old music sensation graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s latest issue and she opens up about her friendship with Taylor Swift, facing criticism and more.
Check out Lorde’s RS interview highlights!
On becoming friends with Taylor Swift after Swifty sent her flowers: “I was floored.” Lorde previously slammed Taylor by saying “Taylor Swift is so flawless and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls.” When Swift learned of the diss she responded with “She was like, ‘It’s fine. If all you’ve done is call someone perfect, it’s not that bad.”
On “real teenage voices”: “There are very few of us. There’s Tavi [Gevinson] and the Rookie [Mag] group, King Krule, and, to an extent, Jake Bugg. The other teenagers sing other people’s songs, which is fine, but it’s not an authentic teenage experience.”
She’s not sorry for dissing Selena Gomez’s ‘Come & Get It’: “People around me, who I’m really close to, were like, ‘Do you have to express your opinions all the time?’ I knew I was right“.
On social media rude comments on her boyfriend James Lowe: “[I’m] not completely impervious to insult. I’m a human being.”
On Drake: “I think what’s so cool about an artist like Drake is it’s rare for people to get to that level and still write about their day-to-day and how that makes them feel. There’s something very unflinching about that, but also just so, so interesting.”
On criticism: “I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it strange or intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: strength.”
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