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Lorde has explained her apparent criticism of rap superstars Drake and Nicki Minaj, as well as Lana Del Rey, after previously claiming the artists were 'irrelevant'.
The outspoken singer had once stated that the subject matter in their music was not something she could relate to, and was in part responsible for inspiring her global smash, 'Royals'. The comments were seen by many as criticism, but taking to Twitter to explain her words, she claims to have nothing but praise fo Drake and Minaj.
"Nice try @ComplexMag, but I have nothing but love and admiration for both nicki and drake (have said this x1000)," wrote Lorde.
"Just because their songs aren't my reality (being 17 and from Auckland) doesn't mean I don't admire their musicianship and careers!"
In an early interview, Lorde had previously stated: "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," she said. "I began thinking, 'How are we listening to this? It's completely irrelevant.'"
Lorde has previously cited Minaj as an inspirational figure, praising the 'Super Bass' star on Twitter in September of this year.
"This is my FAVOURITE video on the internet @NICKIMINAJ i love you SO much," the 'Royals' singer wrote. "[She is] such an important female in pop. not to mention she fucking slays. Remember her my beautiful dark twisted fantasy guest spots? So on point."
The video in question was shot in 2010, and in it, Nicki Minaj reveals how she will walk out of photoshoots with a '$50 budget and some sliced pickles on a board' and how men and women are treated differently in music. See the video in question below.
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