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Lorde doesn't mind being called arrogant

1 of 1 Lorde has plans to overcome her shyness
Lorde has plans to overcome her shyness

The New Zealand singer says she aspires to be as confident as Kanye West and doesn't mind being referred to as arrogant. 

The 17-year-old singer, whose real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, admits she likes making "grand statements": ''The name Lorde is quite grand and a little bit arrogant. I like that, I like the intensity of it.''

When asked what she thought about some critics calling her arrogant, she responded: ''I don't mind. I'm a really big fan of Kanye West. He's confident and I like that. I'm not that confident in myself yet.''

The Royals hitmaker also told France's NRJ radio station: ''I am shy and I'm pretty private. I'm getting way better at being in those situations. It's still really weird for me.

''I've learnt to have fun. I've made a lot of friends as well in this industry so I don't feel like such an outsider.''

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