Lorde Stands By Selena Gomez And Taylor Swift Criticism

Mike Wass | October 8, 2013 - 2:57 pm

After furiously backpedalling on comments she made about Taylor Swift, Kiwi chart-topper Lorde appears to have retracted her apology in an interview with MTV. (It should be noted she never backtracked on calling Selena Gomez anti-feminist).

“I think there’s a funny culture in music that’s only happened over the last 15 years, that if you have an opinion about something in music that isn’t 100% good, you’re a ‘hater’ — even if you have perfectly reasonable grounds for that critique,” the “Royals” singer told MTV today (October 8).

“I don’t think I say anything that isn’t backed up,” she continued. “Most of the time I will stand by things that I’ve said.” Fair enough. It’s actually refreshing to see a young artist expressing their opinions so openly but Lorde better get used to her Twitter feed being a bloodbath for the foreseeable future.

Watch Lorde’s full MTV interview here. Does the 16-year-old have a chip on her shoulder or is she just speaking her mind? Have your say in the comments below.