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Don't Call Lorde a "Teen Hottie" or She Might Literally Throw Up on You

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Don't call Lorde a "teen hottie." Why not?

In a recent interview with the The New York Times, the 17-year-old "Royals" singer opened up about her unique image in a music industry filled with sexed-up songstresses, telling the paper, "The phrase ‘teen hottie' literally makes me want to throw up."

Got it. One nickname she is OK with being called?

"I'm a pop princess at heart," Lorde admits. "Pop is about distilling what you want to say and making it easy. And the way I write isn't about making things easy. It's a weird juxtaposition."

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"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," she adds. "I've turned down easily tens of millions of dollars doing what I do and saying no to things that I think are corny."

Earlier this month, Lorde opened up about nudity and 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," she said. "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."

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