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Lorde; not into collective nouns

Royals singer Lorde has said she won't be following Lady Gaga's example and giving her fans a collective name.

The 17-year-old  New Zealander told Look magazine that she hasn't named her fans, "F*** no! That's the worst! I find it really grating to lump everyone into a really awkward, pun-centric name. People joke about it on Twitter, 'You should call us The Disciples'. Never!

"I have discouraged it. I've tweeted multiple times, 'No fan name, I do not condone this'."

She added that she doesn't mind being branded a popstar, "I wouldn't take offence! People think pop's filthy and shameful. I love pop music! I don't think it's right to s*** on a genre just because some stuff about it isn't perfect.

"Pop is really powerful and if I'm a pop star then I'll be that to the best of my ability."

Famous fan names include Katy Perry's Katy Cats, One Direction's Directioners, model Cara Delevingne's Delevingners, Lady Gaga's Little Monsters and Justin Bieber's Beliebers.

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