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Lorde Slams 'Systemic Brutality By Police' as Racist

Lorde is supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests across the world against police brutality against black men and women. She sent out a note to her followers explaining her position and offering support.

Lorde said she found the “performative activism, predominately by white celebrities (like me)…frustrating,” and added “that white silence right now is more damaging than someone’s wack protest selfie.”

“So let me be clear, this ongoing systemic brutality by police is racist, it’s sickening and it’s unsurprising,” she said.

Lorde also wrote, “To my black and brown listeners — I’m so sorry this is your reality, that you haven’t had a choice but to be defined by this, to give it your energy. I’m aware of that tax on you. I hope white people you know are doing what they can to ease your load. And I really, really hope systems will change to better protect you.”

Lorde made headlines this month and you can find out why here.

Lorde Deactivates Instagram Account, Fans Think New Music Is Coming Soon!

UPDATE: Lorde’s Instagram account is active again!

Fans think Lorde could be releasing new music very soon, based on this move!

The 23-year-old entertainer deactivated her entire Instagram account just hours after announcing new music is on the way. You can see the deleted page here.

This could be a sign that something is coming very very soon!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lorde

Lorde deactivating her Instagram account is the same as artists deleting all their posts. L3 is coming,” one fan tweeted. “lorde deactivated her insta and she’s coming to heal my soul again,” another wrote.

The last we heard about Lorde‘s upcoming album was at the end of 2019, when she revealed that something tragic happened to her that was impacting the release of the new music.

Lorde Provides an Update About Her New Album!

Lorde is finally speaking out about new music.

The 23-year-old “Royals” singer supplied fans with a status update about her new record in the form of a newsletter on Tuesday (May 19).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lorde

“The work is so f–king good, my friend. I am truly jazzed for you to hear it,” she teased in the letter.

“I started going back to the studio again in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out. Happy, playful things,” she said, adding that she’s working with her Melodrama collaborator Jack Antonoff.

“It flowed. A thing started to take shape. And then, of course, the world shut down. We’re still working away—Jack and I FaceTimed for over an hour this morning going over everything. But it’ll take a while longer.”

She also revealed that she “wasn’t sure” if she’d ever tour again at first.

“I know now how excited I am to get back out there. I want to eat summer foods in beautiful countries—ice cream and tomatoes and anchovies. I want to use my gift, and watch it grow. Who knows when it’ll be safe to do those things, but I’m craving them, and I wanted you to know.”

“I understand— I want nothing more than to feed you treats, pop perfect morsels straight into your little mouths. But as I get older I realise there’s something to be said for the pleasant feeling of waiting for something of quality to become available to you. You could have something of lesser quality much faster, but as the high quality thing comes into fruition, a warm feeling grows inside you. Do you know what I mean?” she added.

“I can tell you, this new thing, it’s got its own colours now. If you know anything about my work, you’ll know what that means.”

At the end of 2019, Lorde revealed the sad reason her album was delayed…

Lorde Pens Heartfelt Note to Fans After Loss of Dog Pearl, Gives Album Update

Lorde is mourning the death of her beloved pup Pearl.

In a fan club newsletter on Saturday (November 2), the 22-year-old “Green Light” singer revealed that Pearl sadly passed away last month.

“I’ve been working away on the new songs for most of this year in New Zealand,” she wrote. “It’s been going pretty well, but something happened last month that I need to tell you about.”

“Some of you may know about Pearl, my dog,” she continued. “Pearl came into my life in 2018, and almost immediately changed everything for me. As anyone who has had the pleasure of raising a dog can understand, my life grew exponentially. Pearl brought an immeasurable amount of joy and purpose into my world. Love vibrated all around us. I felt my life growing and swelling in healthfulness, this orb of contentment glowing around me and Pearl, and our family.”

She then went on to describe some of the specific things she and Pearl liked to do together, adding, “I was receiving huge amounts of energy I can only describe as divine, and I was working hard to communicate it all to you by way of the album. I felt I had been given this great gift that I needed to share with you all.”

Lorde then explained that Pearl had unfortunately been ill throughout his life, and the illness ended up taking a turn for the worse.

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Taylor Swift Reveals Lorde & Hayley Kiyoko Friendships Happened After They Publicly Criticized Her

Taylor Swift says that she became friends with both Lorde and Hayley Kiyoko after they publicly criticized her.

The 29-year-old “The Archer” singer opened up in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

“Some of my best friendships came from people publicly criticizing me and then it opening up a conversation,” Taylor said. “Hayley Kiyoko was doing an interview and she made an example about how I get away with singing about straight relationships and people don’t give me s–t the way they give her s–t for singing about girls — and it’s totally valid.”

“Like, EllaLorde — the first thing she ever said about me publicly was a criticism of my image or whatever,” Taylor continued. “But I can’t really respond to someone saying, ‘You, as a human being, are fake.’ And if they say you’re playing the victim, that completely undermines your ability to ever verbalize how you feel unless it’s positive.”

“So, OK, should I just smile all the time and never say anything hurts me?” Taylor Swift added. “Because that’s really fake. Or should I be real about how I’m feeling and have valid, legitimate responses to things that happened to me in my life? But wait, would that be playing the victim?”

READ MORE: Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against White Supremacy

Lena Dunham Breaks Silence on Jack Antonoff & Lorde Rumors, Admits She Hasn't Talked to Lorde Since Her Breakup

Lena Dunham is candidly speaking about the rumors that her friend Lorde and her ex boyfriend Jack Antonoff dated after her and Jack‘s early 2018 breakup.

“It was so embarrassing…It was awful because I felt like a weird…I don’t think anything happened between them,” Lena told The Cut. “I can never know someone else’s life. I have never spoken to Ella [Lorde] about it. We haven’t talked since Jack and I broke up. It was awful, and I couldn’t do anything about it except trust that what he was saying to me was true.”

Jack denied any rumors that he was romantically involved with Lorde. If you don’t know, Jack co-wrote and co-produced her album Melodrama.

About her five-year romance with Jack, Lena added, “Our relationship probably lasted longer than it should have. He’s a very loyal person, so he was not going to bail when the going got tough. He literally held my hand while I got an enema on New Year’s Eve while his family celebrated. But when you’re sick, so much energy goes into making sure the other person is well that you’re not even noticing maybe our schedules aren’t compatible. Maybe we want different things out of our lives. Maybe we have different attitudes about what family means. Maybe these essential questions that people have to ask themselves all the time are not being asked, because we just want to make sure that I don’t pass out at the grocery store.”

Lorde Accuses Kanye West & Kid Cudi of Copying Stage Design

Lorde is calling out Kanye West and Kid Cudi after discovering their new stage design is very similar to her own.

The 22-year-old singer took to her Instagram story to share several photos of her stage, which features a floating glass box.

Kanye and Cudi‘s stage design during their performance at Camp Flog Gnaw this past weekend featured an almost identical box.

“I’m proud of the work I do and it’s flattering when other artists feel inspired by it, to the extent that they choose to try it on themselves,” Lorde wrote.

She continued, “But don’t steal – not from women or anyone else – not in 2018 or ever.”

FYI: If you don’t know, the designer of Lorde‘s set, Es Devlin, has also been designing sets for Kanye since 2005, TMZ reports. She’s helped him with his Touch The Sky, Glow in the Dark, Watch the Throne, YEEZUS and Saint Pablo tours.

Check out photos of Lorde‘s stage below…

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