Lorde Is Going on the Defense About Her Bizarre VMAs Dance

Can she live?

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Remember during the VMAs when Lorde went on stage to perform (opens in new tab)? And when we say perform we mean "perform," because what actually happened was more of an interpretive dance than anything else—see?

Good, interesting times. Apparently, the singer was sick (opens in new tab) for the event—and she isn't here for the internet's shady mockery:

"It's sort of embarrassing to watch someone experience intense joy," Lorde recently said (opens in new tab). "I think that's why people find what I do quite disconcerting. People got, like, so angry about me performing at the VMAs. I just danced. I just danced! And I danced with full f—ing joy. Some people were like, 'We get it, we love it.' And some people were like, 'This is offensive that I have to watch this.'"

Fair enough. Watch Lorde's full performance below:


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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.