If you tuned into this year's edition of the VMAs, you probably saw Lorde's weird performance of "Homemade Dynamite". Why was it weird? Well, she didn't actually sing. She just did a funny interpretive dance.

It turned out that the singer was suffering from the flu at the time so preferred to put on a voiceless performance, but some people reacted very negatively.


In a recent interview, Lorde finally explained the whole thing and justified her performance.


“It’s sort of embarrassing to watch someone experience intense joy," she began. "Way more than pain... And I think that’s why people find what I do quite disconcerting.”

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“I mean, this VMAs thing... People got, like, so angry about me performing at the VMAs.”

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“I just danced. I just danced!" she lamented. "And I danced with full f***ing joy."

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"Some people were like, 'We get it, we love it.' And some people were like, 'This is offensive that I have to watch this.'"

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Lorde also spoke about the moment when she realized why everyone was so mad.

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“And I’m like, ‘Oh. It’s because it’s so private seeing someone experience such joy publicly.’"

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“It’s really like, changed my life... being very unafraid of intense joy publicly. And privately," she concluded.

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So basically Lorde is still Lorde, and that's cool.


Slay, Lorde.