"wowzer ... vma nominations!" she tweeted on Friday morning (July 18). "OMG i am the black sheep of both my categories hahahaha."
If you're wondering why she's labeling herself as a dark-hued ewe, that's because the singer is nominated for Best Rock Video -- not something a pop artist is usually up for. Lorde is also has nominated for Best Female Video, going up against Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea and Katy Perry.