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Lorde creates her own holy trinity

| Wednesday, November 19, 2014

web_lorde_11-20-2014Samantha Coughlin

Lorde just started a new holy trinity.

Lorde’s defense of Kim K and Taylor Swift on Twitter last week proved that you don’t need to be royalty to have loyalty.

She replied to Kim K’s #BreakTheInternet tweet with the singular, ambiguous word “mom.” The comment left much to the imagination: Is this a revelation that Kim K is Lorde’s mother? Is she worried that Kim K forgot she is already a mother with a kid who will one day find this magazine cover? Did she type her W’s upside down and actually mean to say “wow”? So many questions.

Thankfully, Lorde’s word was interpreted in the Bible — her tumblr.

“[I] retweeted kim’s amazing cover and wrote ‘MOM’, which among the youthz is a compliment; it basically jokingly means ‘adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic’ (obviously i love my own mama and she is the best tho),” she said. “I think [Kim] gets even more beautiful and sexy all the time like a finea** wine, and of course has every right to showcase that.”

So there you have it, Kim K was just showing off how epic she is, by balancing a glass of wine for a magazine cover.

“Ps. i messaged our mutual friend straight away and made sure kim understood,” Lorde added casually to affirm her supreme relevancy.

Who is that mutual friend you might ask? Well, I am presuming it is none other than Kim K’s own husband — Kanye West. West and Lorde recently collaborated on a remix of her song “Yellow Flicker Beat” for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” soundtrack.

So Lorde and Yeezus are working together — makes sense. Although I have this recurring beautifully dark, twisted fantasy where Kanye takes me under his wing (fashionably clad arm), if anyone in the industry were to take this coveted spot from me  I would want it to be the indifferent, scrappy 18 year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor.

Lorde also took to Twitter last week to defend her friend Taylor Swift from body-shaming. Although their friendship is usually documented on Instagram via pictures of the two attending cooking class, casually sipping orange juice or frolicking on the beach, this affirmation of their friendship was less brunch more belligerency. Lorde called out DJ and producer Diplo for tweeting “Get Taylor A Swift Booty” with a link to a fundraising campaign to get booty for the booty.

There is a whole lot of linkage going on in this altercation as “Bad Blood,” a song off Swift’s 1989, is rumored to be about Diplo’s girlfriend, Katy Perry. Where the blood may be bad between those stars, Diplo and Lorde have a better relationship.

“I love [Diplo] and he’s a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid shit,” Lorde told FADER. “Taylor’s my friend as well, and I’m a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I’m going to be like, ‘Hey man…’

Lorde’s pop-culture commentary displays her prowess as a feminist, loyal friend, social media fiend as well as an 18 year-old with a lot of opinions. Lorde has made people pay for their sins, provided reconciliation, affirmed her place in a powerful trinity (beside Kim K and Taylor Swift) and gathered millions of followers — through social media.

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