Lorde told Interview Magazine that YMCMB rappers create music that does not relate to most people’s lives: ‘Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake.
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’.’
Lorde’s manager revealed: ‘She’s been offered ridiculous sums of money, which would be very handy to commission on. But I want to be working with Ella for the next 20 years and don’t want her to turn around in two years and say ‘You took me for everything you could.’ That’s completely not my style.’