In a recent interview, Lorde accused Selena’s seductive lyrics of being anti-feminist, adding that she’s “sick of women being portrayed that way.” Suffice it to say, Justin Bieber’s ex hasn’t taken the criticism lightly.
“That’s not feminism," Selena said. "[Lorde is] not supporting other women. That’s my honest opinion, that’s what I would say to her if I saw her."
She also added: “I actually covered her song in all of my shows that I’ve done so far. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue that.”
Selena isn't the first artist that the notoriously outspoken teenager has slammed. Lorde has unabashedly criticized many of her contemporaries, including David Guetta (“He’s so gross”) and Taylor Swift (“[She’s] so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls").
Lorde, who turned 17 on Thursday, says she never intends to offend anyone but is only speaking her mind.
"[If] you have an opinion about something in music which isn't 100 per cent good, you're a hater, even if you have perfectly reasonable grounds for that critique,” she told MTV News earlier this month.
"I mean, I don't think I say anything that isn't backed up."