Hours after returning from her Grammy Awards triumph, Lorde has unleashed a tirade of criticism at media waiting for her at Auckland International Airport.
Lorde and her family were met this morning by crowds of fans and members of the media, eager to catch a glimpse of the double Grammy winning star.
The 17-year-old took to Twitter with five angry posts about her welcome home.
Members of the media almost pushed her and her family over while trying to get close to her, she said.
"nz media almost pushed over myself and my family at the airport this morning in order to get their shots. bit of a sad welcome if i'm honest"
The anti-establishment singer has made no secret of her dislike of the spectacle that comes with stardom, but said "it just sucks when you see that in your tiny home country where you previously felt safe".
"i understand that people of note are supposedly fair game for everyone to photograph and film but that doesn't make it acceptable".
The "constant, often lecherous gaze that i'm subjected to in this industry" was different to the attention she got from fans, which she loved, she said.
The tweets have since been removed from her account.
Lorde won best pop solo performance and song of the year at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday.