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Singer Lorde has responded to Iggy Azalea’s critical comments about her Kurt Cobain tribute performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction concert in April (14), but refuses to spark a war of words with the rapper.
The Royals hitmaker hit the stage with Nirvana stars Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic as part of a tribute to Cobain and his music. The Fancy singer enjoyed Lorde’s performance, but did did not find it “appropriate”, stating she thought the singer-songwriter’s former bandmates should have chosen Cobain’s peers to front them at the induction ceremony.
She told Billboard magazine, “Nothing against her, but I think when you’re doing a tribute to someone that’s dead, generally it should be the person’s peer. Lorde is not Kurt Cobain’s peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don’t think it’s appropriate.”
The 17 year old has now responded to Azalea telling Confidential, “I enjoyed it. I had a good time. That’s all that mattered. “I’ve been in a position where I’ve said something in an interview where I’ve thought, ‘Damn, I wish I could take that back’. I don’t know how (Iggy) is feeling about it. But anyone who’s doing well deserves respect, and I respect what she’s doing.”