'Taylor has been there for me in all my dark and light moments'
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Speaking on the TV show ‘Sunrise‘, Lorde was asked about ‘idols’ when she said that she ‘didn’t hang out with these people at all’ – which many perceived to be her distancing herself from Swift. However, Lorde has since taken online to clarify her comments.
“Wow – something of a frustrating thing to have to address online, but here we go,” she wrote on Twitter. “Taylor is a dear friend. I love her very much.
“In the interview in question, I had just been talking about Bowie and Patti Smith – those were the ‘idols’ I was referring to that I was saying I’m not friends with, not Taylor!”
Lorde continued: “I’ve always found people’s perception of this ‘squad’ idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club or secret society, but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know, and some who I’ve never met, like most wide groups of friends. Forgive me for the mild eyeroll I popped when it was brought up as if we’re all blood members of a secret cult.”
She went on: “Really shitty to wake up to headlines about whether or not you’ve jumped ship on someone you deeply respect and ride for. I want to say one more time that Taylor has been there for me in all my dark and light moments these past five years. All of them.”
Lorde added: “I feel truly terrible that it would ever seem like I wasn’t faithfully her person. I fucked up and interview question. Now go sip on a beverage and head out on a walk.”
As well as appearing at Glastonbury 2017 this week, Lorde’s upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
26 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
27 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
30 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
1 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
2 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy