Lorde: ‘I Identify With Nicki Minaj’

Published: Monday 30th Sep 2013 by David

As she continues work on her third studio album alongside Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj has found herself on the receiving end of love, signed sealed and delivered by ‘Royals’ star Lorde.

Find out why the ‘Tennis Court’ belle cites the Rapper as one of her biggest inspirations, below…

In a penned for New Zealand‘s Sunday Star Times, Lorde shared:

“Lots of people ask me if being a female in the music industry is difficult. I think in some ways it is. Nicki Minaj spoke in this brilliant video that you should all watch, taken while she applied her eyeliner, about sexism in the industry. Nicki complained about the poor quality of a photo-shoot, and received this wave of aggression and insult. 

“If I am assertive, I’m a bitch. If a man is assertive, he’s a boss. No negative connotation behind bossed up!” Truth is, if Nicki doesn’t complain about a bad photo-shoot, people working with her assume those low standards are acceptable, but if she does complain it’s very hard for her not to be pegged as a diva, which I think is one of those music industry double standards that has hung around far too long.

I identified with her so strongly when I saw that video – I know what it’s like to walk on set and demand something of quality, and feel people thinking, ‘Oh, we’ve got a piece of work here.’ That’s just me trying to protect my image and my name. I sometimes think if I were a male musician, the reaction to such a basic request would be different.

There’re parts of this industry that are ******, for sure. I’ve missed more birthdays this year and let more friends down than I can count; I’ve grown accustomed to 4am wake-up calls and sleeping on command; sometimes my boyfriend and I get photographed in the street when we just want to have time that doesn’t belong to other people.”

 Lorde‘s debut album ‘Pure Heroine‘ hits stores October 9th!


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  1. Valerie (barb) September 30, 2013

    Awww how sweet lorde glad you look up to the Queen… But Sam sis Katy just released the full version of walking on air and let me just say its epic amazing & addictive post on it asap boo.

  2. wiseman September 30, 2013

    Globo confirmed Beyonce will headline 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil!

    • Cookie September 30, 2013

      no1curr about floponce tho…

      • RICHIE_RICH September 30, 2013

        You sound stupid

      • Cookie September 30, 2013

        you look stupid

  3. LEA September 30, 2013

    I understand what she is say but…

    Lorde, you are a 17 year old B**** from New Zealand who makes Pop music – the only difference is that your lyrical content is much more appropriate than most teen artists’ songs these days and that isn’t a bad thing… However, PLEASE SHUT THE F*** UP AND STOP COMMENTING ON EVERY MOTHERFUCKING ARTIST AND WHAT THEY DO. NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR YOUR OPINION ON EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

    Why not pursue a career in Law, Sociology, Politics or Woman Studies?

    Your faux- intellectual ass is seriously starting to p*** me off.

    A sleeper-hit and her p**** is already leaking?

    • Very BUSY September 30, 2013

      LMAOOO @sleeper hit and her p**** leaking girl good f****** BYE!!!!!!!!!

  4. jake.ubb September 30, 2013

    MTV struck gold when they caught that moment of the Nicki Documentary – I see no lies! As for Lorde – don’t know much about her, although I have seen her shading pop queens left and right, so I was shocked when she said something positive TBH.

    Twitter: jmurdoc2 for a follow-back!


    Gurl no! Next >>>>

  6. NT September 30, 2013

    That’s great and all but she’s still commenting on other artist?

  7. REPUBLICAN September 30, 2013


  8. Rosie September 30, 2013

    Kii and she has the nerve to come for better artists. Filth stanning for trash. No wonder every stan base except for the Barbz hate her, on Twitter especially.

    • K September 30, 2013

      you are the on foth on here who is stanning for trash f-ck out of her.

      • Rosie September 30, 2013

        Speak English please.

      • Beyhive September 30, 2013

        Lana is much better than nick AND Lorde.

  9. IM A FREE B*TCH September 30, 2013

    well at least something positive about another artiste out of her mouth. but she still needs to stfu

  10. mekaela September 30, 2013

    She better not say anything about ri sing your songs lorde I like you but leave ri alone. Stop burning bridges along the way u only 16 be above the talking s*** about muscians ok stink with your music this is not high school

  11. Jg September 30, 2013

    True or untrue, she is so f****** annoying.

    That’s all.

  12. . : : h 2 o : : . September 30, 2013

    Who’s she again ?

  13. Os September 30, 2013


  14. Tisha September 30, 2013

    Game recognizes game.

    So many folks put Nicki down saying “Oh wait till some new rap girls hit the scene” or “Wait till my old fave comes back” but both happened and in the end Nicki’s the only rap girl still reigning. She has always been smart about her brand and putting her name out there for the masses to recognize. It’s why she’s the only rap woman on the Forbes Top 10 list.

  15. Big b*** September 30, 2013

    Annoying lesbian

  16. Another Whitey September 30, 2013

    Another whitey cosigns for Nicki Minaj.

    • K September 30, 2013

      because some blacks don’t like there own people,they fine all type of excuses not to like you,they way you say it like it,s bad for a whity to show nicki love,it,s all one blood i see nothing wrong with that.

  17. IKNOWTHETRUTH September 30, 2013

    So you slam Selena Gomez and Lana Del Rey but………you identify with a woman who says if she had a d*** she’d pull it out and p*** on them? You’ve just contradicted yourself entirely. “Come & Get It” by Selena isn’t nearly as bad as that. You’re an idiot. Yes, Nicki had a point but there are other females with the same views as she. How do you Selena and Lana don’t feel the same? Nicki makes music that could be degrading and all the other things you said about the first two you talked about. If you’re going to praise her, praise the other two. And another thing, get more than one hit and then demand something on a photoshoot. You’re 16, who cares about your name young man?

    • channel_ROMAN September 30, 2013

      You don’t know nor do you listen to Nicki’s music therefore don’t speak on it.

  18. IKNOWTHETRUTH September 30, 2013

    What does her name even mean?

  19. FAF September 30, 2013

    That was cute, sis

  20. ♪►Muzzac◄♪ September 30, 2013

    Yasssssss Lorde STAN FOR THE QUEEN :)!!!

  21. channel_ROMAN September 30, 2013

    STAN!! I still don’t know her tho.

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