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    Lorde Gets Sultry for V Magazine, Talks Nudity and Being a "Sex-Positive Person"

    Lorde, V Magazine PHILIPPE VOGELENZANG/V MAGAZINE

    Lorde has nothing against celebs choosing to show off some skin, but she's not dropping trou anytime soon.

    The 17-year-old singer (real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor) teamed up with photographer Philippe Vogelenzang and stylist Delphine Danhier for create some gorgeous photos for V Magazine. The black-and-white snapshot featured a sultry Lorde showing off her famous curls while dressed in Lacoste and giving the camera a fierce and confident look.

    And confidence is something she portrays well. Regardless of being young, Lorde tells writer William Defebaugh that although she finds her skyrocket to fame "mental," she's already had some years in the business, which has helped her become very assertive in such a tough industry.

    Oh, and she also talked about being naked.

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    Lorde, V Magazine PHILIPPE VOGELENZANG/V MAGAZINE

    Unafraid to speak her mind, Lorde touched on the idea of many young singers using their sexuality to their benefit and touched on the idea of getting a little risqué herself.

    "People like to paint me in a certain way, but I'm a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked. For me personally I just don't think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better. It's not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies—I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way. It just hasn't felt necessary for me."

    Whatever she's doing now seems to working just fine. Lorde has become a huge success and instantly shot to A-list territory (hello, she's even besties with Taylor Swift !).

    "It's pretty mental, really," Lorde said of her fame. "I made this music in New Zealand at 15 years old with my producer, who was 28—just these two random losers, really. Now all these people like it, and they care about what I have to say, which is nice, because I'm the weirdo for sure. For the most part, people have been really supportive. I feel very grateful."

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    The public may just be getting familiar with the talented "Royals" singer, but Lorde's been around for a bit.

    "I've been involved with record companies since I was 12, so I'm no stranger to sitting in the boardroom and telling a bunch of people way older than me exactly how things need to be. I think having almost grown up in that setting, having that being totally normal, has helped me be good at being assertive about the things that are important to me."

    Lorde also added, "The power and control is with the young people now. It seems like for a while the pop industry has been run by a bunch of 40-year-olds. I feel like maybe that's about to change. There are young people doing such incredible things creatively at the moment. It feels good."

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