She dresses her age, but speaks like she’s twice it without sounding condescending.
She’s also perfected hipster, but never looks like she’s trying to.
There are lots of reasons to love Lorde, but if you’re lookin’ for more, here are seven of ‘em:
1. This Epic Response to a Dumb Interview Question
“Are you bringing your new bestie, Taylor Swift?” Sandilands asked, referring to whether or not Swift will visit Lorde while she’s touring down under. “I see your guys’ pictures everywhere. Are you guys like, uh, are you together now?”
To fill the awkward silence, the Aussie host continued choking on his words: “Not together as in lesbians. I’m not talking about ‘Ellen together.’ I’m talking about, like, you guys are friendly right?”
“What do you mean you’re not talking about ‘Ellen together’?” Lorde replied. “Is there something wrong with lesbians? Is that what you’re trying to say?”
“Oh my god, no, I would love that,” he added. “Are you gonna confirm now you’re in a lesbian relationship with her?”
And at that point, the 17-year-old Grammy-winner was havin’ none of it. “Don’t even try it,” she said. “It’s not working.”
2. These Dance Moves at the Grammys
Unlike some artists whose sexy choreography detracts from their music, Lorde just stands there and, well … dances like only Lorde can.
Her dance moves are epic. Mostly because she doesn’t give a damn what you think of them.
3. The Fact That She’s a Feminist
The true definition of a feminist is someone who believes in equality for people of both sexes, so Lorde’s right, being a feminist should be completely natural for women and for men.
“I think a lot of women in this industry maybe aren’t doing so well for the girls,” Lorde said in an interview with Fader, referring to most celebs’ unwillingness to admit to being on the feminist team. “I’ve read interviews where certain big female stars are like, ‘I’m not a feminist.’ I’m like, ‘That’s not what it’s about.'”
4. This Quote
5. This Tweet
acne struggle PARTICULARLY real today— Lorde (@lordemusic) March 2, 2014
6. Also, This One
i could probably be involved in a groundbreaking new reality show called Will Ella's Acne Clear Up In Time For Major Events— Lorde (@lordemusic) January 19, 2014
7. And the Following Words of Advice
“Just take pride in what you do,” Lorde told Rookie. “Take photos of yourself wearing super-weird clothes and love how it looks and be happy with that and be happy if other people hate them, ’cause sometimes there’s some fun in that too.”
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