UPDATE: Oceanup.com have reported that Lorde did not diss 1D in her MTV interview. A rep has been contacted for confirmation…..
Lorde blasted boyband One Direction, insisting that the five piece group is seriously ‘overrated.’
The New Zealand singer-songwriter found fame after her first EP, The Love Club, was released last year, and her first single, “Royals”, debuted at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 and also reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first New Zealand solo artist to have a number one song in the United States.
She’s only 16 years old, so we would have assumed the young singer would be a huge One Direction fan, however speaking to MTV News the teenager insisted that she has no time at all for Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.
The young singer has previously slated stars such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez and now she’s fingered One Direction as another band she doesn’t think deserve their fame.
“One Direction are pretty overrated and their music isn’t really good I find it odd they’re famous.”
The brunette beauty knows that he views won’t be popular, but she’s keen to stay true to herself. She insisted that some people do ‘appreciate’ her honesty and continued:
“I have pretty strong morals and opinions being in pop music, and I can’t help but express those, which I think people appreciate.
“I mean, I don’t think I say anything that isn’t backed up. Most of the time I will stand by things that I’ve said.”
Fans have hit back at the star after her comments and proved, once again, that Directioners are a loyal bunch.
One fan of the X Factor boyband tweeted:
“LORDE HASNT BEEN FAMOUS LONG ENOUGH TO BE SHADING ONE DIRECTION YOU CAN TRY AGAIN IN A FEW YEARS SWEETHEART”
“lorde don’t bash one direction when they are number one in turdy seven countries”
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