Oh, Lorde. We feel for ya, we really do. One misjudged comment and you've got news sites reporting on your potentially taken-out-context comment for days on end (ahem).
In an interview with The Guardian on the weekend, Lorde spoke about being friends with Swift (lest you ever forget: squad members).
'It's like having a friend with very specific allergies,' she says, referring to the difficulties of maintaining a friendship with someone as famous as Swift.
'There are certain places you can't go together. Certain things you can't do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It's like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.'
To Kiwi singer is currently doing the necessary promotional rounds for new album Melodrama but found herself in a melodrama of her own after attempting to explain some of her more high-profile friendships.
Twitter, naturally, wasn't happy.
One user, Stephanie Anderson, tweeted out a headline screen grab with the message, "I wonder how feels about this. What an incredibly ignorant analogy to make ." Fellow T-Swift bestie has also outspoken out about her struggles with lupus, an autoimmune disease.
To">https://twitter.com/stefinitely85/status/876935005... which Lorde replied:
The apology was quickly accepted (Anderson Tweeted back: '<3 love you for owning this, queen of apologies! x') but here's the thing, the male journalist who conducted the interview is actually the one who mentions Taylor Swift, not Lorde.
He writes: 'On the difficulty of maintaining a friendship with someone as famous as Taylor Swift' and what follows is Lorde's quote featuring the fairly clumsy analogy.
Did she even mention Swift in the same breath or did the journalist neatly put the two topics together? We'll never know. Either way, Lorde highlights this fact in her Tweet, but apologises anyway, thus proving she's a classy gal.
The interview also revealed more about how Lorde recorded most of the Melodrama in Lena Dunham's front room. She met American musician Jack Antonoff (Dunham's boyfriend) in LA and they bonded immediately over cans of pineapple juice, resulting in the two collaborating on many of the songs on the album.
Lorde would fly over from Auckland to Dunham and Antonoff's apartment in New York. 'I love that family. That apartment. I'd go there every day, root around in the fridge… There was definitely an element of popping down the hall and Lena being, like, 'What are you working on today?' I felt like their child.'