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Lorde wants the world to know she's not a prude

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"I'm a hugely sex-positive person"

Lorde has strong views when it comes to feminism and sex and has called out many fellow artists. However, the "Royals" hit maker now wants the world to know she has no problem with being provocative.

"I'm a hugely sex-positive person"

Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, has been making a name for herself and not just because of her incredible talent and swift rise to fame — she also is not afraid to speak her mind and is very opinionated when it comes to other female music artists.

The 17-year-old singer has slammed artists such as Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, Selena Gomez and even Taylor Swift, who she called "flawless, and so unattainable."

Swifty and Lorde have ended their feud, but now the New Zealand native wants to set the record straight — she insists she has nothing against provocative female musicians.

In an interview with V Magazine, Lorde said, "People like to paint me in a certain way, but I'm a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked."

"For me personally, I just don't think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better. It's not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies — I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way. It just hasn't felt necessary for me."

Lorde shot to fame quickly and at such a young age that at times even she cannot believe her success. She confessed, "It's pretty mental, really. I made this music in New Zealand at 15 years old with my producer, who was 28 — just these two random losers, really."

"Now all these people like it, and they care about what I have to say, which is nice, because I'm the weirdo for sure. For the most part, people have been really supportive. I feel very grateful."

"I've been involved with record companies since I was 12, so I'm no stranger to sitting in the boardroom and telling a bunch of people way older than me exactly how things need to be."

"I think having almost grown up in that setting, having that being totally normal, has helped me be good at being assertive about the things that are important to me."

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