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Lorde really doesn’t have a problem saying what she thinks including dissing the music of Drake and Nicki Minaj, which she called ‘irrelevant.’ She tells Interview magazine, “Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake, as well as pop singers like Lana Del Rey. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, “How are we listening to this? It’s completely irrelevant.”
She added, “I basically just wrote what we were all thinking. I tend to start with a full set of lyrics, and then my producer, Joel Little, and I work on the music collaboratively. As I’ve become more musically competent, we’ll start with a beat, but everything revolves around the lyrics. I wanted to put the EP up for free because being teenager, and not having a credit card—I mean, who has a credit card at 16?!—I just thought people my age would appreciate it.”
Drake has the great song, ‘Started from the Bottom’ acknowledging his rise to fame. Once she starts making more money…let’s see what she sings about!! Plus what if in the future she wouldn’t mind working with one of these artists…bridges may have been burned.
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