No.1 star hits out at explicit performances
gigwise intern
10:34 4th November 2013

Lorde has spoken out again against the current spate of sexually charged shock tactics in the music industry, saying she finds it "frustrating".

The New Zealand singer, who turns 17 in three days, told Q Magazine: "I'm a feminist so certain things about music I find frustrating. I think pop is scarily powerful."

"There are a lot of shock tactics these days: people trying to outdo each other, which will probably culminate in two people f**king onstage at the Grammys," she added. "I try to keep my blinkers on and focus on making music."


Watch the video for Lorde's 'Royals' below:


The 'Royals' singer's comments come in the wake of a string of onstage controversial stunts pulled by her musical peers; only last week did Lady Gaga strip completely naked onstage at G-A-Y, whilst Miley Cyrus' VMA twerking antics still remain a hot topic.

Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, has previously made headlines for criticising the sexual themes in Selena Gomez' track 'Come And Get It', describing the song as "anti-feminist". Gomez later hit back, saying: "It's not feminism if you're tearing down another artist."

Lorde shot to fame with the super-catchy 'Royals', a takedown of the lavish lifestyle of her fellow musicians. 'Royals' debuted at number one in the UK and gradually rose to snag the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.