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Lorde is taking on the haters once again!
The "Royals" singer recently took to her Tumblr page to share a message with Complex magazine, presumably in response to Complex's negative review of Iggy Azalea's new album after they recently featured the rapper on their cover with the positive headline "Iggy Azalea in Bloom."
"bugs me how publications like complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then s--t on their records?" Lorde wrote. "it happens to me all the time—pitchfork and that ilk being like 'can we interview you? after totally taking the piss out of me in a review. have a stance on an artist and stick to it. don't act like you respect them then throw them under the bus."
But this isn't the first time Lorde has gone on the record with her outspoken opinions. Here are some more of her best quotes, disses and controversial comments.
On Her Appearance: "The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: strength."
On Taylor Swift, Pre-Friendship: "Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls. ‘I'm never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can't I be as pretty as Lorde?' That's f--king bulls--t."
On Dissing Her New BFF Taylor Swift: "What i meant was: there's a lot of importance placed on physical perfection in this industry and i wish my favourite stars didn't look perfect because i think fans (me included) have these feelings of worthlessness, like they'll never be as pretty/talented/whatever, as a result of this intense photoshop culture and the endless strive for perfection."
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On Lesbian Rumors: After a radio show host asked Lorde if she and bestie T.Swift were "Ellen together," she sounded off, "What do you mean you're not talking about 'Ellen together?' Is there something wrong with lesbians? Is that what you're trying to say?"
On Selena Gomez's Song "Come & Get It": "I'm a feminist and the theme of her song is, 'When you're ready, come and get it from me.' I'm sick of women being portrayed this way."
On Nicki Minaj & Drake's Music: "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.'"
On Using Sexuality to Gain Success: "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."