Lorde slams 'homophobic' Kyle Sandilands

Last updated 16:17 11/03/2014
KIIS 1065

New Zealand singer & songwriter Lorde shuts down Australian DJ Kyle Sandilands after he asks about her friendship with Taylor Swift.

Lorde and Taylor Swift
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TEAMING UP: Taylor Swift tweeted this photo with Lorde with the message: 'And you know... We're on each other's team. #LORDE #CLEANINGUP #GRAMMYs'.

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We really didn't need another reason to love Lorde and loathe Australian shock DJ Kyle Sandilands, but hey, here's one anyway.

Yesterday, the 17-year-old singer spoke to "The Kyle & Jackie O Show" on KIIS 1065 about her upcoming Australian tour. But the conversation quickly jumped to Lorde's personal life, when Sandilands poked fun at the musician's well-publicised friendship with fellow singer Taylor Swift.

He should have known better than to take on Lorde - everyone knows she's fierce, soulful and intelligent well beyond her years, and Sandiland's for that matter.

"Are you bringing your new bestie, Taylor Swift?" the radio host asked.

"I see you guys' pictures everywhere. Are you guys like, uh, are you together now?" After a moment of silence from the singer, he continued, "Not together as in lesbians. I'm not talking about 'Ellen together.' I'm talking about, like, you guys are friendly right?"

"What do you mean you're not talking about 'Ellen together'?" she asked. "Is there something wrong with lesbians? Is that what you're trying to say?"

"Oh my god no, I would love that!" Sandilands (creepily) responded, "Are you going to confirm now you're in a lesbian relationship with her?"

But the Grammy winner wouldn't take the bait, and replied: "Don't even try it. It's not working."

For some reason Sandilands then blundered on, calling Swift a "gorgeous creature" and saying "no wonder you guys get on" (what?). But by that stage the Royals singer had well and truly had enough, and offered no reponse. 

"Don't get too overboard with explaining the friendship, though. We haven't got all day," Sandilands sniped at the end of the interview.

"I won't, believe me," Lorde replied, proving she is a total legend.

Lorde will tour around the country in April and May, playing all-ages gigs in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.

-Daily Life

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