Dizzee Rascal on Lorde: 'She's got common sense'

Rapper also praises Miley Cyrus, calling the twerking pop singer a 'really clever girl'

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Dizzee Rascal has revealed he is a fan of fast-rising pop singer Lorde.

The 16-year-old New Zealander - real name Ella Yellich-O'Connor - is poised to make Number One on the UK's Official Singles Chart tomorrow (October 27) with her single 'Royals', which criticises the lavish lifestyle pop stars and rappers sing about in their songs.

"Lorde is cool. It's about the words and the beat. It's good music," Dizzee Rascal told the Daily Star. "I like the song. She's got common sense. She sounds like she's influenced by the stuff she's talking about."

The rapper also spoke out in support of Miley Cyrus, calling the controversial pop singer "a really clever girl". "Both her songs were Number One and now her album and single are Number One. They say it's because of her video but the songs always come first," Dizzee Rascal explained.

Earlier this month Lorde said the lyrical content of 'Royals' is not profound and claimed she is surprised nobody else wrote anything similar before she got the chance to do so. Her debut LP 'Pure Heroine' is set for release in the UK this Monday (October 28).

The success of 'Royals' has seen the 16-year-old attract the attention of pop hitmaker Dr Luke (Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Jessie J) and she has recently revealed she is keen to start writing songs for other artists, including Rihanna.

The 'Pure Heroine' tracklisting is as follows:

'Tennis Court'
'400 Lux'
'Royals'
'Ribs'
'Buzzcut Season'
'Team'
'Glory And Gore'
'Still Sane'
'White Teeth Teens'
'A World Alone'

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