No Matter What The Headlines Say, Lorde Has Nothing But Love For Taylor Swift

"Something of a frustrating thing to have to address online."

Lorde is hitting back at recent headlines suggesting she is no longer a member of Taylor Swift's "squad."

It all started with an interview Lorde did with Australian morning show Sunrise, where interviewer David Koch asked the singer what it was like to observe her heroes and later "mix in those circles" when she gained popularity.


"The second you think too hard about it, you'll just go insane," Lorde responded. "It's best to be like, 'We're in Wonderland and it's just what happens around here.' Also, I don't hang out with these people at all."

"Hang on," Koch interjected. "You're part of Taylor's squad. All the magazines tell us."

Lorde seemed to roll her eyes at this comment, explaining, "You know, you make friends in different places, but I think for the most part I'm not, like, calling my idols for advice necessarily."

Some media outlets seemed to misinterpret Lorde's remarks, latching on to the idea that she is not in Swift's "squad," and suggesting drama between the two stars where none actually exists. Lorde cleared this up in a Twitter post on Friday, calling it "something of a frustrating thing to have to address online."

"Taylor is a dear friend," Lorde wrote. "I love her very much." She went on to explain that the "idols" she said didn't hang out with were the likes of David Bowie and Patti Smith, not Swift.

She also expressed dislike for the concept of a "squad," clarifying that "it was never some exclusive club or secret society, but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know, and some who I've never met, like most wide groups of friends."

"Really shitty to wake up to headlines about whether or not you've jumped ship on someone you deeply respect and ride for," Lorde wrote in closing, adding that Swift "has been there for me in all my dark and light moments these past 5 years."

"I fucked up an interview question," she concluded. "Now go sip a beverage and head out on a walk."

Others on Twitter were critical of how some headlines portrayed Lorde's comments, including fellow artist KT Tunstall, who wrote that "stirring up unnecessary public beef between women for popularity is the opposite of [feminism] and perpetuates the status quo."

Considering Lorde's recent comments about feminism, we think she would probably agree.

(H/T: E! News)


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