The tabloid media had a deadset feeding frenzy when the Kiwi songstress told Sunrise‘s Kochie that she doesn’t hang out with her idols, triggering global headlines that she’s cancelled her membership to Taylor Swift’s exclusive “squad”.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) July 6, 2017
“I mean … You make friends in different places, but I think for the most part, I’m not calling up my idols for advice, necessarily,” Lorde said with a slight groan, after being asked about her #squadlife with Tay & co on the heels of a chat about what it’s like to hang out with her music idols.
And before the ~Melodrama~ could get any more out of hand, her Lordeship has taken to social media to trash the bitchy headlines, clarify that she’s still very much friends with Tay Tay and strongly advising the rabid media to “go sip a beverage and head out on a walk”.
Wow, something of a frustrating thing to have to address online but here we go.
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!
I’ve always found people’s perception of this ‘squad’ idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club of 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 wide eyeroll I popped when it was brought up as if we’re all blood members of a secret cult.
Really shitty to take 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. I fucked up an interview question, now go sip a beverage and head out on a walk.
— Lorde (@lorde) July 7, 2017