Teenage pop star Lorde says she is fed up with the “lecherous gaze” she’s subjected to because of her fame.
The 17 year-old, who won Grammys for song of the year and best solo pop performance with her chart-topping track ‘Royals’ this week, said she was saddened at the reception she received when she arrived at Auckland airport, New Zealand.
In a series of tweets that were later deleted she said, “NZ media almost pushed over myself and my family at the airport this morning in order to get their shots. Bit of a sad welcome if I’m honest.” She further complained about the “frightening” price of fame after the media jostled her upon her return home from the Grammys.
Her single ‘Royals’ topped Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’, P!nk’s ‘Just Give Me a Reason,’ Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Same Love’ to take Song of the Year.
Lorde also bested Sara Bareille’s ‘Brave,’ Bruno Mars with ‘When I Was Your Man,’ Katy Perry’s Roar and Justin TImberlake with ‘Mirrors’ for Best Pop Solo Performance.
‘Royals’ lost Record of the Year to Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and Lorde’s debut album, ‘Pure Heroine,’ lost Best Pop Vocal Album to Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox.