Last week, Lorde issued a withering put-down in Diplo's direction after the superstar producer tweeted about his fictitious, nonetheless eyeroll-worthy "Get Taylor Swift a booty" campaign. Diplo was an outspoken supporter of Lorde's at the outset of her career, and the two hung out in New Zealand and at Coachella. Coincidentally, Diplo's Major Lazer project is featured on the just-released, Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack. So where do these two stand?
"I love Wes 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 about Diplo—real name Wesley Pentz—earlier today. "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…' We do still love each other, hopefully."
"I've been notoriously quiet my whole life," Lorde said, speaking to possessing the confidence necessary to speak out in this particular instance. "So it wasn't until I started to be able to run a board meeting and direct people in the way I wanted things to go that I gained confidence as a leader. As a businessperson, I got confident in saying, 'Hey, this is whack.'"
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