2016: The Year in Charts

Lorde Explains Her Kim Kardashian 'Mom' Comment

Austin Hargrave
Lorde was photographed on October 8, 2014 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Lorde wants to clear something up: She's a big fan of Kim Kardashian West's Paper magazine naked photo shoot.

If you've been on the Internet the last few days, you've seen those Kim Kardashian photos -- and everyone has an opinion. When they first appeared, many tried to shame her for doing the shoot because she's a mom, so when Lorde tweeted a link to the shoot alongside the word "Mom," some people assumed Lorde was shading her, too.

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Not so, according to the "Yellow Flicker Beat" singer. In a new Tumblr post, a fan asked her to explain her not-quite-feminist remarks. Lorde wrote:

"omg haha ok so. time to explain this. i retweeted kim’s amazing cover and wrote ‘MOM’, which among the youthz is a compliment; it basically jokingly means “adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic” (obviously i love my own mama and she is the best tho) but straight after that i think someone else called out the cover saying kim has no right to look that sexy as she is a mother which is TOTAL trash - why should that stop her? if anything i think she gets even more beautiful and sexy all the time like a fineass wine, and of course has every right to showcase that - but i think our two comments got lumped in and also maybe reporters don’t understand my breed of humour/worship. i am the biggest fan of jean-paul goude and of grace jones, as you know, and there’s no way i could support one and not the other you know? it wouldn’t make any sense to worship rih in her swarovski crystal gown at the CFDAs, or grace naked on the cover of island life (as shot by goude!), and not kim. to summarize - kim’s cover was pure heaven. so so beautiful. i’m proud to say it’ll be on my wall. ps. i messaged our mutual friend straight away and made sure kim understood, and she does and all is well. so i hope that’s cleared up. next time i’ll go for a good old fashioned “SLAY” instead. x"

So that settles that.