Lorde Explains Diplo “Tiny Penis” Comment

Is Lorde back-pedalling?

In case you need a refresher: last week American DJ Diplo insulted Taylor Swift’s (lack of) behind and Lorde jumped to her defense by insulting Diplo’s “tiny penis”.

Now, the superstar told Fader it wasn’t meant as an insult:

FADER: So… Diplo insulted Taylor’s butt on Twitter, and you called out his dick-size. Major Lazer [Diplo’s electronic group] is on the soundtrack, so it wasn’t like you were taking shots at a stranger. Were you surprised the way people got worked up about it?

LORDE: I mean, I think often I say things and realize that Americans hear what I say differently to how I hear it. I love Wes [Pentz aka Diplo] 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. 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.

Lorde also talked to Fader about celebrating Yom Kippur with HAIM, trying to get Nicki Minaj on The Hunger Games soundtrack, sharing music with Taylor Swift, and what Yeezy taught her. Read the full interview here.