"I've always found people's perception of this 'squad' idea frustrating in the past. It was never some exclusive club or secret society...I want to say one more time that Taylor has always been there for me in all my dark and light moments these past 5 years. All of them. I f--ked up an interview question. Now go sip a beverage and head out on a walk."
In an interview with Australia's Sunrise that aired Friday, co-host David Koch asked the New Zealand native about how she "coped" with befriending some of the people she'd idolized, like Beyoncé and Swift. "The second you think too hard about it, you'll just go insane," Lorde, 20, explained. "It's best to be like, 'We're in wonderland and it's just what happens around here.'"
"Also," Lorde clarified, "I don't hang out with these people at all."
"Hang on!" Koch said. "You're part of Taylor's squad; all the magazines tell us!"
Lorde shook her head at the notion. "You know, you make friends in different places," the singer said. "But I think for the most part I'm not, like, calling my idols for advice necessarily."