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.''