UPDATE: Lorde has apologized.
Lorde’s friendship with Taylor Swift is melodrama.
The pop star just released her new album on Friday. It’s deliriously great dark pop music magic because she lets us in. There’s a fragility nestled behind the brooding beats; a rare glimpse into the mind of budding musician who’s just 20-years-old.
Carrying around her truth around can force some blunt introspection. Take for instance Lorde’s new quote on her famous bestie. She compares being friends with the 1989 singer to someone with an autoimmune disease.
“It’s like having a friend with very specific allergies,” she tells The Guardian. “There are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It’s like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”
I get what she’s trying to say. Some friends you just can’t take anywhere. Maybe she could have used a gluten allergy analogy instead?
UPDATE: Lorde has since offered an apology.
didn't mention taylor, but regardless, i fucked up & that was really insensitive. i'm sorry ?
— Lorde (@lorde) June 20, 2017
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