Lorde told New York Times: ‘The phrase ‘teen hottie’ literally makes me want to throw up. I would like to think that my public persona comes naturally to me and isn’t that dissimilar to my real way of doing things.
I’ve turned down easily millions of dollars doing what I do and saying no to things that I think are corny. I’m trying to make something people my age will care about, trying to keep my peers feeling like I’m doing something..
..for them or representing them in some way. Some people love writing about that, and that’s fine. But I personally haven’t found a way to do it yet which is innovative and feels new to me.