Lorde Responds To Iggy Azalea Criticism

Did the media craft a row out of nothing?
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When the remaining members of Nirvana agreed to appear at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, they knew something special was about to occur.

In keeping with Kurt Cobain's avowed feminism, the band invited a variety of female performers to tackle vocal duties. Kim Gordon blazed through 'Aneurysm' while New Zealand youngster Lorde tackled 'All Apologies'.

However not everyone was impressed. Speaking to Billboard, Iggy Azalea said simply: "Lorde is not Kurt Cobain's peer."

Chatting with Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun, Lorde replied by saying simply: "I enjoyed it. I had a good time. That’s all that mattered."

Musing on the supposed 'row', the singer continued: "I've been in a position where I’ve said something in an interview where I’ve thought: 'Damn, I wish I could take that back.' I don't know how (Iggy Azalea) is feeling about it. But anyone who’s doing well deserves respect, and I respect what she’s doing."

As Pitchfork point out, it seems that Iggy Azalea feels the same way. Tweeting to fans, she expanded on her comments and insisted that no slight against Lorde was intended.

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