Following reports that Lorde reacted negatively to Kim Kardashian’s Paper magazine pictures, the singer took to Tumblr to set the record straight.
Several celebrities commented on Kim’s pictures, including Lorde, who retweeted Kim’s picture and wrote the word “Mom.” People interpreted that tweet in different ways, with some believing that, like Naya Rivera, Lorde was commenting on how the photo shoot was inappropriate for a mom.
However, that’s not at all what Lorde meant. She explained that “among the youthz,” writing “mom” is a compliment, saying that it “jokingly means ‘adopt me/be my second mom/I think of you as a mother figure you are so epic.'” In her post, Lorde also added that she reached out to a mutual friend of hers and Kim’s to clarify, and Kim understood what she meant. Take a look at Lorde’s Tumblr post below.