Lorde Talks Sexism, Pressure on Women: ‘There Is Pressure For Us To Be Positive All The Time’

Grammy Award winning "Royals" singer Lorde says there is a lot of pressure on young women, including herself, to appear with big smiles and positive energy all the time.

Opening up in Fashion magazine, Lorde explained why she admires Patti Smith, and women that came before her, that were rebellious and refused to conform to sexist ideals of what they should or shouldn't be.

"I’m drawn to women who aren’t painted in history as sweet figures,” she shared with Fashion. "Patti Smith was prickly. She was frustrated. She didn’t take people’s s**t. There’s no better music idol for young women, because there is a lot of pressure for us to be really positive all the time."

She went on to say that "every photo shoot I do, I get asked for big smiles. And I shouldn’t have to be that way."

Lorde's full cover story will be available when Fashion arrives on newsstands April 14. You can also visit FashionMagazine.com for more of her story.