Lorde Praises Herself, Taylor Swift in Rolling Stone Interview

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Oh, Lorde, the latest issue of Rolling Stone is a must-read.

The magazine featured outspoken teenage sensation Lorde on the cover, someone who has feuded with Selena Gomez, who is nominated for a number of Grammys and who recently befriended Taylor Swift.

Not long after totally bashing Taylor Swift.

The Australian singer is on record as saying Swift is so "flawless and unattainable" that she actually sets a bad example for young girls… but Taylor still sent Lorde a bouquet of roses after "Royals" soared to number-one.

"I was floored," Lorde tells Rolling Stone of the gesture.

The 17-year old went on to say Swift is one of the artists who possesses a "real teenage voices."

Among other singers who Lorde includes in this class? Herself!

Lorde Rolling Stone Cover

"There are very few of us," she tells the magazine. "There's Tavi [Gevinson] and the Rookie [Mag] group, King Krule, and, to an extent, Jake Bugg. The other teenagers sing other people's songs, which is fine, but it's not an authentic teenage experience."

Lorde has made quite the name for herself in only a year or so on the music scene. And not always in a positive manner.

She and boyfriend James Lowe experienced some major Twitter heat last month.

"[I'm] not completely impervious to insult," she says. "I'm a human being."

Overall, the artist may come across as brash, confident and even cocky... but she has her moments of vulnerability.

"I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado," she tells the publication. "The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it strange or intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: strength."

And if you think Lorde is impressive... listen to her sister, India Yelich-O'Connor, now!

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