Lorde on Taylor Swift diss: “I cocked that up a bit”
In a recent interview with Metro magazine, the ‘Royals’ singer described Swift as “so flawless and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in your girls [who might think] ‘I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?’ That’s f**king bulls*t.”
But when a fan asked the 16-year-old star to explain exactly what she meant by the comments, Lorde took the opportunity to explain that she’d “cocked that up a bit” and didn’t think before she spoke.
“I think i cocked that up a bit and what i said wasn’t put in context also,” wrote the Kiwi teen.
“What i meant was: there’s a lot of importance placed on physical perfection in this industry, and i wish my favourite stars didn’t look perfect because i think fans (me included) have these feelings of worthlessness, like they’ll never be as pretty/talented/whatever, as a result of this intense photoshop culture and the endless strive for perfection.
“ts was the first person i thought of, which i regret. she happens to be good looking, but i think she actually uses her other imperfections in an incredibly powerful and relatable way. taylor swift has a very unique vision, which i admire. i think somewhere along the line also there was a misquote where people got the impression i thought writing about love was shameful. i don’t! i just haven’t found a way of doing it which is powerful and innovative, which is why i don’t.
Lorde, whose debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ dropped last week, concluded by explaining that she’s “very very new to this whole thing” and “will probably never be the kind of role model” that Taylor Swift is to her fans.
“I admire her very much for this reason. basically, this is an apology for not thinking too hard before i speak. peace.”