Why Can't You Just Let Lorde Be Great? GOD.
11/27/2013 3:00 PM PST, by Emily Trainham
Look, if you don't know how amazing Lorde is by now, then you probably never will. She's great, she's fantastic, she's all sorts of wonderful things, but for some reason, people just can't let her live up to her full potential. She can't say anything smart and critical and true without someone jumping down her throat for it.
For instance, remember that one quote we shared with you yesterday, the one about music these days? Let's review:
"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. I began thinking, 'How are we listening to this? It's completely irrelevant'. I basically just wrote what we were all thinking."
OK, that's true. It wasn't rude or uncalled for, she wasn't mean about it at all, it's just true. Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lana Del Rey and the like really do sing about things that are unrelatable, and therefore irrelevant, to the vast majority of people. But God forbid she have anything critical to say about another human being, right? How dare she?
Here's her apology, which thankfully isn't an apology so much as sass:
nice try @ComplexMag, but i have nothing but love and admiration for both nicki and drake (have said this x1000)— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 27, 2013
And that is why she's the greatest. So please just let her be, everybody
just because their songs aren't my reality (being 17 and from auckland) doesn't mean i don't admire their musicianship and careers!— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 27, 2013