LORDE: Not Caught Up in the Love Affairs of the Likes of DRAKE, NICKI MINAJ, SELENA GOMEZ, or LANA DEL RAY

Well. We heard her sing it in song: “You Can Call Me Queen Bee,” …which pretty much cancels out anything closely resembling a “Nicki Minaj,” because Lordes is NOT fan of Nicki Minaj.

And although she hasn’t given us her full list of who she’s not a fan of, we can pretty much guess that Nicki Minaj’s rival: “The Queen Bee” (Lil’ Kim) would be in the same boat of [diss]regard if Lorde has anything to do with it.

I guess she meant what she said-to the lyric-when she said she craves a different kind of buzz (than the undying and seemingly never ending buzz flying around the likes of Nicki Minaj, rapper: Drake, and a couple other celebrities in pop culture like Selena Gomez and Lana Del Ray) referring them as “irrelevant.”

In an interview with Interview Magazine, Lorde states: “Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake, as well as pop singers like Lana Del Rey. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, ‘How are we listening to this?’ ”

lorde Ouch!

(Who knew!?) 

Well, she does sing (in “Royals”): “But every song’s like:

Gold teeth

Grey goose

Trippin’ in the bathroom… 

…And I don’t want to put any words in Lorde’s mouth because it seems like she doesn’t have a probably speaking her mind and spewing them from her own, but the way things are unfolding, I’m afraid it’s slowly about to go back to the rumored meaning of her awesome song that we are all snapping our fingers too: That it’s mockery, versus modesty.

Part of me would hate for that to be so, but by the same token; I’m kind of impressed that such a young girl (at age 16) would have convictions like such and can’t say I’m not impressed with the fact that she seems to be less impressed with the things that most girls her age are chasing, idolizing, subscribing to, and aspiring to be, have, and are revering-I must say. And just because some one has a less than popular opinion about what’s popular doesn’t make them a bad person either-I must say that, too.

So why did I throw Lil’ Kim onto the bus if Lorde’s didn’t specifically say that she didn’t like Lil’ Kim (as she did Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Ray, Drake, and Selena Gomez?).

Well, because she’s a self-proclaimed feminist—and even Lil’ Kim could probably tell you some stories about her rap beginnings in [her] “every song like…” and run-ins with feminists about her music.

Hailing from New Zealand, I guess Lorde didn’t have any iota of any idea about how it goes down over here in America, because she certainly seems to have a very strong (and shocking and unexpected) opinion about [music] that seems to be quite the opposite how we (here in America) so readily and immediately embraced and pumped hers.

I Guess She Don’t Care. And Aint Caught Up in Our Love Affairs.

Lorde offered these few choice words [and I quote what she had to say about Selena Gomez’s song “When You’re Ready Come and Get it”]: “I love pop music on a sonic level. But I’m a feminist and the theme of her song [Come & Get It] is: ‘When you’re ready come and get it from me.’ I’m sick of women being portrayed this way.”

Well, I don’t know if her having “started listening to a lot of rap and pop singers” was from being a fan or for merely evaluating material for which later turned inspiration for her hit song “Royals,” but I’m guessing (judging from her stating in her ‘Interview [magazine] interview: “They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, ‘How are we listening to this?’” …then yes. The lyrically modest sentiments oozing from her song: “Royals,” DO tell a story that we are too busy snapping our fingers too loudly to hear and understand [to dissect the diss]:



Crystal (champagne)

Maybach (rap music group)
Diamonds on your timepiece (“blinging”/ “iced out”)

Jet planes (“opulent” life)
Islands Tigers on a gold leash’ “ (some Scarface sh!t?)

…and then she says:

We don’t care. We aren’t caught up in your love affair” (love affair with opulent life and material things?)

… perhaps this line is her response to that above listed list of lyrics of what: “Everybody’s like.”

So while, as much as I do love Rick Ross (of Maybach Music Group), I must admit, I was secretly taken aback with his being so quick to lace the cool finger-snapping unique track adorned with the deep lyrical visuals on top of a song clearly singing about modesty [that I, too, am  now finding out was an “eff you” finger to such “opulence.”]. Now, considering Lorde’s statement: “They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, ‘How are we listening to this?’ ”, turns out Rick Ross made an even  bigger fool of himself lacing the song with his “opulent” lyrics [that since it dropped] merely had many of us baffled as to how his lyrics were brazenly the antithesis of the song’s premise and lyrical modesty, anyways.

Lourdes2 Although it can’t get any clearer than hearing/reading from the horses mouth, these sentiments: “They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, ‘How are we listening to this?’ ” still, before we should officially conclude that her song [“Royals”] is mockery, perhaps we’ll have just to keep our eye on Lorde for her complete list of likes and dislikes in popular culture, because it’s very obvious that she doesn’t mind coming out the gate speaking her mind and swinging by singing-at all.

And like we at #OtherSideOfTheFame always say across Twitter: #StayTuned

{Eye Spied at Perez Hilton & Gossip Girl}

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