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Lorde likes being described as arrogant

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Lorde Chris Loufte - NZ Herald

LORDE says she likes being described as "arrogant" and aspires to be as confident as Kanye West.

The 'Royals' singer can sometimes come across as aloof, but claims it's a deliberate move and says she aspires to be as confident as her idol Kanye West.

She admitted: "I like making grand statements. The name Lorde is quite grand and a little bit arrogant. I like that, I like the intensity of it."

Probed about some critics calling her arrogant, she replied: "I don't mind. I'm a really big fan of Kanye West. He's confident and I like that. I'm not that confident in myself yet."

Despite her image, the 17-year-old pop sensation is actually a shy person and found it tough fitting in with her famous peers at first.

She explained in an interview with France's NRJ radio station: "I am shy and I'm pretty private. I'm getting way better at being in those situations. It's still really weird for me.

"I've learnt to have fun. I've made a lot of friends as well in this industry so I don't feel like such an outsider."

One person Lorde has become particularly close to is 23-year-old star Taylor Swift, but although they are good pals, the Kiwi singer doesn't think they will ever collaborate musically.

Quizzed whether they were going to record a duet, Lorde burst into giggles and replied: "I don't think so, no. She's great though."

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