Lorde has clairified a comment she made about the new issue of Paper Magazine, which features a naked Kim Kardashian on its cover.
The cover has been widely circulated since it was revealed earlier this week and Lorde herself posted a tweet along with a link to the image.
However, some fans saw this as a criticism of Kardashian posing naked when she has a young daughter. Responding to a fan’s question on Tumblr, Lorde explained that she meant her Twitter comment as a compliment and expanded on her thoughts about both the cover and Kardashian herself.
“I retweeted Kim’s amazing cover and wrote ‘MOM’, which among the youthz is a compliment,” she wrote. “It basically jokingly means “adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic” (obviously I love my own mama and she is the best tho) but straight after that i think someone else called out the cover saying Kim has no right to look that sexy as she is a mother which is total trash – why should that stop her? If anything I think she gets even more beautiful and sexy all the time like a fineass wine, and of course has every right to showcase that – but i think our two comments got lumped in and also maybe reporters don’t understand my breed of humour/worship.”
Lorde finished by stating: “To summarize – Kim’s cover was pure heaven. So so beautiful. I’m proud to say it’ll be on my wall.”
This is the second dispute Lorde has got into this week after she jumped to Taylor Swift‘s defence by mocking Diplo’s “tiny” manhood after the DJ tweeted about Swift’s lack of “booty” on social media.
Diplo and Lorde aren’t strangers. The DJ has previously remixed Lorde’s ‘Tennis Court’ and contributed to the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which Lorde has curated in its entirety.
The New Zealand pop star recently revealed the video for her soundtrack single ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’, which has also been reworked by Kanye West for the album.