Lorde thinks the likes of Drake and Nicki Minaj make ‘completely irrelevant’ – or worthless – music.
The 17-year old New Zealand singer, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, says in a new interview with Interview Magazine:
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.
Of course, this is not the first time the outspoken singer has lashed at music artists: Last month, she had trashed Selena Gomez’s Come & Get It song on Rolling Stone magazine for painting women as cheap:
I love pop music on a sonic level. But I’m a feminist and the theme of her song [‘Come & Get It’] is, ‘When you’re ready come and get it from me.’ I’m sick of women being portrayed this way.
She had also called David Guetta ‘gross’ and referred to Disney stars as people who always act ‘f***ing mental’.
And as for her newly found fame, the singer tells the mag:
That’s the good thing about starting off in New Zealand, there is absolutely no concept of “celebrity” or fame. “Famous” people here, like Shortland Street actors, you all have mutual friends on Facebook, you know? Yeah, people are starting to recognize me now, which is kind of weird. But in New Zealand, it’s easy to hide from that stuff.