Lorde Says She’s a Feminist, Rejects How Pop Music Portrays Women


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Lorde on pop music: ‘I think how females are portrayed in pop music is not a super-healthy thing’

Lorde is certainly her own artist, and she doesn’t conform to the norm of how other female musicians present themselves. In fact, the New Zealand-based singer-songwriter says that she believes the lyrics of many pop songs are sexist, and what makes it worse is the fact female artists are signing those words.

“You know, obviously I’m a feminist, and there are parts in that music that frustrate me…and I think how females are portrayed in pop music is not a super-healthy thing,” she said during an interview with Radio New Zealand. She then started talking about “a song [that] came out recently by a big pop star,” which ended up being Selena Gomez’s pop hit “Come and Get It.”

“I love the song,” she said, adding, “But the lyrical thing is ‘When you’re ready come and get it, I’ll be sitting right here just waiting.’ And I just find that so pathetic and you know, I don’t think that girls should be listening to that sort of thing and should think that that’s normal or healthy.”

Lorde’s debut full-length album, “Pure Heroine,” is out this week. The album’s first single, “Royals,” has enjoyed a whopping seven weeks at No. 1 on the alternative radio chart, according to Nielsen BDS.

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