Lorde Calls David Guetta ‘Gross’, So I Guess Feuding Is Kinda Her Thing

Lorde performing at a showcase in Berlin September 2013I really like Lorde. I think she makes amazing music and I love the fact that even though she’s only sixteen, she has a really clear idea of who she is as a person and is willing to stand up for herself if necessary. BUT. There’s a line between defending yourself and deliberately starting feuds with other artists, and I feel like she’s getting dangerously close to crossing it.

Lorde was doing an interview with the Australian publication FasterLouder, when her manager Scott Maclachlan mentioned that David Guetta would like to feature her on his next album. Apparently he was a fan of Lorde’s even before ‘Royals’ became a hit, and he asked his people to put in a request for a collaboration with her. But instead of refusing politely or asking to discuss it with her manager some time not in the middle of a magazine interview, Lorde responds right then and there:

 ”No. Fuck no. He’s so gross.”

Ohhhhkay girl, c’mon. I’m not particularly crazy about David Guetta either, but what could he possibly have done in this situation that you find so repulsive? He wanted to work with you — if you’re not interested in that, all you have to say is no. Or even ‘no thank you’, if you’re feeling particularly polite that day. But to call him gross in front of a reporter who you know is gonna write that up is pretty unnecessary, right? We can all agree on that?

It’s just starting to seem like feuding is a big part of Lorde’s M.O. She said that thing about Taylor Swift not being the greatest role model for girls, which we can’t help but agree with, and she refused to back down after Selena Gomez called her a bad feminist, which was awesome. But at what point does it stop being impressive and start being petty?

It feels like the same thing we went through with Taylor Swift writing all those songs about her exes. It started out with everyone feeling like she was empowering herself, because these guys had mistreated her and she was standing up for herself, but then the tides turned because it started to feel like she was selling out her relationships as a petty way to sell records.

All I’m saying is it’s a slippery slope between being a bad-ass and an asshole, Lorde. So tread carefully. Please.

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    • Jay Dee

      I don’t think she tries to start feuds I just think she doesn’t know how to be tactful about voicing her opinions about others. I don’t think being 16 is an excuse either because my 13 yr/old sister has heaps more tact. She is very talented however, and hopefully she learns from all these incidences and grows as a person and in her artistry because I can tell that she’s going to go far musically.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Yeah I’m hoping she’s just still finding herself in fame.

    • adrianaaaa

      she sucks

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I like her music, though!

    • Nerdy Lucy

      I used to teach high school. Some kids at that age just have no filter. Like, shit just flies out of their mouths before they process what they’re saying. It’s not an excuse for being rude, but I do think its easy to forget her age.

      I was once told that whenever I am at the end of my rope in the classroom, I need to remember that they’re just children

      • Nerdy Lucy

        FYI, I am no longer in education. It was difficult for me to remember that they were just children.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Haha I can understand that.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        That’s a good point, I guess I was just hoping for more since some of her opinions are so well-formed.

    • boywithbluehanger

      He can’t be gross!! He makes catchy music and we’re both birthday bros! :(

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Tell Lorde!

    • amy teil

      After reading the source interview, it seems like there was a lot of context left out. I’d hesitate to judge a one-off response with the journalist’s own opinion tagged onto the end of it.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        That’s possible, but calling anyone ‘so gross’ doesn’t need all that much context, right?

    • http://gabrielle2lastnames.tumblr.com/ Gabrielle Hanson-Moore

      Totally an ass hole. Hands down. She’s clearly getting off on being a total shit dick to any person that has achieved some kind of fame. I don’t even like T-Swift and I was taken aback by how easily she was able to just throw that bitch under the bus without any hesitation. It’s one thing for a random nobody like me to bad mouth her, but a fellow musician shouldn’t be throwing the amount of shade on other musicians that this girl is throwing!! David Guetta has done nothing to that girl. She’s probably never even met him and for that, I christen her a shitty person…

    • aaliaah

      i despise taylor swift, but one thing that nobody can argue about is that she’s been nothing but polite and well-mannered ever since she started singing and was in the limelight. sickeningly so, but i’d take that anyday over this “honest” ungrateful person.,

    • Valentino Gordon

      Good on her! She knows what she wants. She knows who she is. If she doesn’t stamp her authority on her career early on people will take advantage of her and turn her into a pop robot. Guetta is a big boy – he’ll get over it.

    • Maddie

      Totally agree with you. There’s no need to be so callous especially when she knows it’s going to turn into a story.

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