6 Vintage Lorde Quotes That Foreshadowed Her Success

She was pretty much always already famous.

So, Lorde has basically won all of the awards now — most recently snapping up the VMA for Best Rock Video. In honor of this Flashback Friday — and in the wake of her win — we’d like to take a look back to late 2013, when we at MTV did our first interviews with the now-massive pop star.

There were inklings even then that she would find herself in the firmament — as evidenced by this passel of quotes.

From our first-ever interview with Lorde — in which we declared her “cooler than you” — to casual chats about her now-iconic hair, it was apparent that Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor’s wry humor and rare talent would take her far.

Here are some standout moments from our vintage (read: from last year) footage of the “Tennis Court” singer:

1.) “It just seems crazy that you wouldn’t care about what your music videos look like. Anything that’s coming from you — doesn’t matter if it’s not music, it’s content that you’re putting a name to. In this day and age you can’t afford to be lazy with that kind of stuff.”

2.) “I don’t close the set with ‘Royals.’”

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3.) “Pop music doesn’t have to be stupid and alternative music doesn’t have to be boring — you can mix the two together and make something cool that people will like. People have a brain.”

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4.) “I have pretty strong morals and opinions being in pop music and I can’t help but express those, which I think people appreciate.”

5.) “I know for a fact that my hotel room is super messy and I’m just like a disgusting person in general.”

6.) “[My hair] is reckless and disgusting.”

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