Nicki Minaj and Drake may have amassed millions of fans since their Cash Money Records debuts, but their content is not hitting home for everyone.
According to newcomer and pop sensation Lorde, she feels like the label-mate’s music, along with a few other artists, doesn’t relate to the people around her.
“Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake, as well as pop singers like Lana Del Rey,” Lorde told Interview Magazine. “They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn't relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, ‘How are we listening to this? It's completely irrelevant.’”
Known for her international hit, “Royals,” the 16-year-old New Zealand star said she pulled from the experiences of people around her to create her body of work.
She adds: “I basically just wrote what we were all thinking. I tend to start with a full set of lyrics, and then my producer, Joel Little, and I work on the music collaboratively.”