Lorde had to explain herself after fans went crazy about the “squad” reveal that she and Taylor Swift are no longer pals. The “Royals” singer clarified comments she made on an Australian morning show, after fans speculated that her friendship with Taylor Swift had fallen out.
The 20 year-old New Zealand-born singer has been good friends with Taylor Swift for several years, and they are so close that Swift even threw Lorde a party in New York, to celebrate her birthday last year.
However, Lorde shocked her fans during an appearance on Australian TV show Sunrise on Friday, when she claimed she wasn’t part of Taylor’s “squad”, the singer’s A-list group of friends, which included Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and Haim.
She said in the interview with the co-host David Koch, “I don’t hang out with these people at all. You know, you make friends in different places, but I think for the most part I’m not, like, calling my idols for advice necessarily.”
Followed by the interview aired, Lorde had to explain her comments so fans wouldn’t think she and Swift were no longer pals. She tweeted, “Wow - something of a frustrating thing to have to address online but here we go. Taylor is a dear friend. I love her very much. In the interview in question I had just been talking about (David) Bowie and Patti Smith - those were the ‘idols’ I was referring to that I was saying I’m not friends with, not Taylor!”
“I’ve always found people’s perception of this ‘squad’ idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club or secret society, but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know, and some who I’ve never met, like most wide groups of friends,” she added.
“Forgive me for the mild eyeroll I popped when it was brought up as if we’re all blood members of a secret cult,” Lorde’s post reads further.
Amid the huge coverage of Lorde’s comments about her “squad”, Taylor Swift also took Twitter to post this, “Media, when you say ‘Lorde & Taylor are fighting’-by fighting do you mean ‘FaceTiming constantly from US to NZ and LOLing at you’? Thnx bye.”