Lorde, the moody little sister of Taylor Swift’s friend collection, has recently been pretty open about her famous friend situation. Last month, Lorde compared (and promptly apologized for) being friends with famous people to having a friend with an autoimmune disease. Lorde is speaking once again about her most-famous friendship, and she’s still just as enthusiastic.
Lorde was asked by David Koch for Australia’s Sunrise (via E! News) about her transition from being a fan of celebrities, like Beyonce and Taylor Swift, to actually being friends with them. This next part will be a major shocker for the 3-to-4 people out there who think Taylor’s squad friendships are real and genuine and definitely not created for publicity. Lorde says she doesn’t hang out with those famous people.
Lorde: The second you think too hard about it, you’ll just go insane. It’s best to be like, ‘We’re in wonderland and it’s just what happens around here.’ Also, I don’t hang out with these people at all.
Koch: Hang on – you’re part of Taylor’s squad. All the magazines tell us.
Lorde: 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.
When asked who her mentors are, she replied her parents.
Lorde was last seen with Taylor in November at Lorde’s birthday party. Before that, she was papped with Taylor and several new squad inductees going to a Kings of Leon concert. So is Lorde lying when she says she doesn’t actually hang out with Taylor’s friend squad? Probably, but maybe she’s got a very specific definition of “hanging out with friends.” Getting dragged to a crappy concert is a pretty common way to spend a night with friends.