Haters gonna hate. Of course the price of fame comes with inevitable backlash. The fan bases of other pop stars have taken to the Internets to slam little miss Lorde. The fans speaking the loudest are (ironically) the Miley Cyrus fan posse. "Go kill yourself you crusty old hag," Miley's fans told the 16-year-old Lorde following her snatching of the Number One iTunes spot from Cyrus.
Lorde had a sense of humor about it. "wo #1 on US itunes. even if it lasts an hour i feel HAPPY. downside is all these miley fans telling me they're gonna stab my rotting corpse," she tweeted on September 19th. Someone was listening. "Why r people so mean??? Ps your music is awesome," Miley tweeted in response. Miley Cyrus fans, go have a seat. Even your leader is on board with Lorde.
That doesn't make her all the way innocent though. Lorde has taken some jabs at other pop stars. "I try to stay away from talking about boys all the time. You can go to Taylor Swift to hear that," she told New York Magazine, referring to Swift as "flawless" and "unattainable" in an interview with Metro, citing how detrimental that is to teens. She's also fired shots at Selena Gomez for the nature of her lyrics. How do you take your beef, Lorde? Well done, right?