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Lily Allen Rants In Defence Of Lorde After Grammy ‘Snub’

Written by Greg Moskovitch on December 9, 2013

Lily Allen has gone to bat for New Zealand songstress Lorde, after what Allen feels was the 17-year-old being snubbed by the organisers of the 2014 Grammy Awards. Allen was irate that Lorde didn’t receive a nod for Best New Artist, despite still being nominated in four categories.

Taking to her Twitter account, Allen sent the following, rather shrewd, dispatch:

“Legendary producer Jimmy Jam, who is chairman emeritus of the Recording Academy, suggested that Lorde’s omission was because she, in effect ‘skipped a grade’by having such a successful debut song. ‘She is still very new.’ he told CNN.

“‘Sometimes I think the Grammy voters like to say “Well, let’s see what else you have before we say you’re the best new artist.” ‘AT WHICH POINT SHE WONT BE A NEW ARTIST!!! what crap (sic)”

The artist, who recently released her comeback single Hard Out Here, for which she faced some harsh criticism because of the allegedly racist nature of the single’s accompanying music video, then dubbed the award the “Shammys,” tweeting “#SHAMMYS #lordemusic rocks (sic)”

Lorde scored noms in the categories of Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance and performed at the annual nominations concert. Backstage, Lorde described receiving the nominations as, “the most mental thing that’s ever happened to me in my entire life.”

Watch: Lorde Backstage at the 56th GRAMMY Award Nominations Concert

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