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Lorde Talks Scary Run-In With Parapazzi: "Success Comes With a Price Tag"

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Lorde's star status is at an all-time high, and she's well aware.

The teenage singer found herself in the midst of a scary ordeal with paparazzi at a New Zealand airport on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The "Royals" songstress had flown in from Los Angeles, where she was a two-time winner at the 56th Grammy Awards.

But it seems that the 17-year-old's arrival at the international terminal was frightening, to put it mildly.

"nz media almost pushed over myself and my family at the airport this morning in order to get their shots. bit of a sad welcome if i'm honest," she shared (and later deleted) on her Twitter page.

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"I understand that people of note are supposedly fair game for everyone to photograph and film but that doesn't make it acceptable," she added.

"I'm beginning to get used to my image as a public commodity, and the fact that I'm getting used to it frightens me."

She clarified that her tweet spree was aimed solely at the photographers, and not her legions of devotees.

"There is a difference between attn from fans, which i love, and the constant, often lecherous gaze that i'm subjected to in this industry," she shared.

"I know that success comes with a price tag. it just sucks when you see that in your tiny home country where you previously felt safe."

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