Lorde calls Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lana Del Rey “irrelevant”
"Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake, as well as pop singers like Lana Del Rey. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn't relate to me – or anyone that I knew," said the singer.
Not one to shy away from speaking her mind, the Kiwi teen has previously labelled Taylor Swift's image as “flawless and unattainable,” and has criticised the choice of lyrics in Selena Gomez' new song, ‘Come & Get It’.
"I'm a feminist and the theme of her song is, ‘When you're ready come and get it from me,’” she said.
"I'm sick of women being portrayed this way."
While she certainly can dish it, we’re yet to see if she can take it. Selena Gomez was the first to hit back at Lorde’s dissings, addressing the singer’s comments during a radio interview in Boston.
“There’s two different kinds of criticism. There’s the people that hide behind a computer and want to say endless amount of things but never say it to your face, and then obviously there are the vocal ones,” Selena said.
“I appreciate everybody’s opinion, especially because I’ve covered her music lots of times. I think she is super talented and I think it’s awesome. But I think at the same time that feminism and that specific thing is very sensitive because in my opinion it’s not feminism if you’re tearing down another artist,” the singer explained.
In an interview with MTV News US in October, Lorde opened up about the need to express her opinions on pop culture.
"I think there's a funny culture in music that's only happened over the last 15 years, that if you have an opinion about something in music that isn't 100-percent good, you're a 'hater,' even if you have perfectly reasonable grounds for that critique," she said.
"People will say exactly what they think about a movie or a TV show, and that's fine, but as soon as you say it about a record, you're like some little zombie in a funny dungeon."
— Paige Ahearn