Lorde has clarified her comments on her friendship with Taylor Swift. During an interview with Australian talk show Sunrise, the New Zealand-born singer was asked about mingling with her idols like the Red singer and Beyonce.
The 20-year-old singer said: "The second you think too hard about it, you just go insane, so it's best to be like, 'We're in wonderland. That's just what happens around here.' Also, I don't hang out with these people at all."
When asked about being a member of the Bad Blood singer's squad, she responded: "You know, you make friends in different places, but I think for the most part I'm not, like, calling my idols for advice necessarily."
Lorde took to Twitter to clear her words. She said in her statement: "Wow – something of a frustrating thing to have to address online but here we go. Taylor is a dear friend. I love her very much. In the interview in question I had just been talking about Bowie and Patti Smith – those were the 'idols' i was referring to that I was saying I'm not friends with, not Taylor!"
"I've always found people's perception of this 'squad' idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club or secret society, but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know, and some who I've never met, like most wide groups of friends. Forgive me for the mild eyeroll I popped when it was brought up as if we're all blood members of a secret cult," Lorde added.
"Really shitty to wake up to headlines about whether or not you've jumped ship on someone you deeply respect and ride for. I want to say one more time that Taylor has been there for me in all my dark and light moments these past 5 years. All of them. I feel truly terrible that it would ever seem like I wasn't faithfully her person. I f**ked up an interview question. Now go sip a beverage and head out on a walk," she concluded.
The Kiwi singer had recently received huge backlash from Swift fans after saying that being friends with her is "like having a friend with an autoimmune disease."