Lorde Criticizes Music Critic
In the post, written Sunday (April 27), Lorde takes umbrage with publications, but in this case specifically Complex, who put Azalea on their Oct/Nov 2013 cover and then gave her recently released debut, The New Classic, a so-so review (they gave her a 5 out of 10) with a headline that read "Iggy Azalea's 'New Classic' Isn't Really.'
"Bugs me how publications like complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then s-t on their records?," Lorde wrote on Tumblr. "It happens to me all the time- pitchfork and that ilk being like "can we interview you?" after totally taking the piss out of me in a review."
She then goes on to write, "Have a stance on an artist and stick to it. don't act like you respect them then throw them under the bus."
Azalea later saw the post and decided to take to her Twitter to respond. Read about that and the publication's response here.