Earlier today, Lorde took to her Tumblr to write a short blog post calling out Complex. She juxtaposed an image of Complex's October/November 2013 issue with Iggy Azalea on the cover with our recent review of Iggy's debut album which was titled, "Iggy Azalea's 'The New Classic' Isn't Really." Lorde's Tumblr post was short enough that we'll quote the entire thing:
bugs me how publications like complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then shit on their records? it happens to me all the time- pitchfork and that ilk being like "can we interview you?" after totally taking the piss out of me in a review. have a stance on an artist and stick to it. don't act like you respect them then throw them under the bus.