Lorde, ‘My Critiques Were Reasonable’

Lorde told MTV: ‘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. 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.

I have pretty strong morals and opinions being in pop music, and I can’t help but express those, which I think people appreciate. I mean, I don’t think I say anything that isn’t backed up. Most of the time I will stand by things that I’ve said. I was on the internet the other day, and I saw that someone had made up a quote about me not liking gay people, and I was like ‘Wha?!?’

Now there are probably a bunch of people out there who think I hate gay people now, which is ridiculous. But you have to let it go. I just want to continue making music; it’s the reason I’m here in the first place.’ Lorde doesn’t care about her music being on teh radio because commercialism ‘f-cks with you.. Chasing hits isn’t a good way to write,’ she told FUSE. Listen under!

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