Lorde: 'Don't Call Me A Teen Hottie'
Royals star takes exception to lazy labels in the media...
Pop phenomenon Lordehas warned people not to call her a "teen hottie" - or risk a messy result.
The New Zealand star told the New York Times that she takes particular offence at that term, but insisted that she's proud to be considered a pop star.
"The phrase 'teen hottie' literally makes me want to throw up," she said.
"I'm a pop princess at heart," she continued. "Pop is about distilling what you want to say and making it easy. And the way I write isn't about making things easy. It's a weird juxtaposition.
"I would like to think that my public persona comes naturally to me and isn't that dissimilar to my real way of doing things. I've turned down easily tens of millions of dollars doing what I do and saying no to things that I think are corny."
She also went on to clarify her position on the "teen hottie" issue - explaining that she is not anti-sex.
"People like to paint me in a certain way, but I'm a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked.
"For me personally I just don't think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better.
"It's not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies — I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way. It just hasn't felt necessary for me."