Lorde Explains Why She Turned Down Katy Perry

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The music world is in the midst of a Lorde lovefest. The 17-year-old New Zealand songstress has become the must-have BFF for the biggest names in pop music. She pals around with the likes Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding on the regular, and is probably secretly best friends with Beyoncé. We just don't know it yet.

So, when it came out that Lorde turned down an opportunity to open for Katy Perry on her Prism Tour, the media was quick to try and fabricate a feud between the two superstars, because drama! It turns out that's just not the case. In a recent interview, Lorde addressed why she declined Perry's offer, squashing all rumors of a potential rift.

"In the really early stages of an artist's career, it's important for them to establish themselves for themselves. I'm just basically really stubborn and I want to be really independent," she told an Australian radio station. "So, I want to be headlining my own shows instead of supporting someone else. Which I think is fair enough."

And, so do we. Especially consider Lorde's own tour is already sold out. (E! Online)