Lorde Does Not Want To Be Called A "Teen Hottie"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.02.2014
The term disgusts her...
In an interview with The New York Times, Lorde said that she does not want to be called a "teen hottie" and said the term disgusts her. Here are highlights:
On being called a "teen hottie": "The phrase 'teen hottie' literally makes me want to throw up. I'm a pop princess at heart. Pop is about distilling what you want to say and making it easy. And the way I write isn't about making things easy. It's a weird juxtaposition."
On how she is labeled: "People like to paint me in a certain way, but I'm a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked. For me personally, I just don't think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better. It's not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies — I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way. It just hasn't felt necessary for me."
On her public persona: "I would like to think that my public persona comes naturally to me and isn't that dissimilar to my real way of doing things. I've turned down easily tens of millions of dollars doing what I do and saying no to things that I think are corny."