'I want to be headlining my own shows instead of supporting someone else,' commented the teenage singer

Lorde has revealed that she turned down a support slot on Katy Perry‘s forthcoming tour.

The Brit and Grammy Award winning singer said she turned down the high profile slot because she’s “really stubborn and I want to be really independent”. Speaking to Australian radio station Kiis 1065, Lorde commented: “In the really early stages of an artist’s career it’s important for them to establish themselves for themselves. I’m just basically really stubborn and I want to be really independent. So I want to be headlining my own shows instead of supporting someone else. Which I think is fair enough.”

Founding member of Nirvana Krist Novoselic recently covered Lorde’s hit ‘Royals’ on the accordion during a show at Takoma Park in Maryland. Bruce Springsteen also covered ‘Royals’ and Lorde has said that the version he played during a recent concert in New Zealand “made her teary”. The Boss performed the song at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on March 1, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Lorde praised Springsteen and discussed her reaction to watching the cover version online, commenting: “My Twitter went mental. Everyone in New Zealand was like ‘You can’t believe what just happened!’ It was so exciting. It was the highest honour. He’s such an incredible songwriter. I got a little teary. It was very cool.”