A Lot Of People Are Upset That Lorde Won “Best Rock Video” At The MTV VMAs


1. At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, New Zealand songstress Lorde went home with the VMA for “Best Rock Video.”

2. In doing so she became the first woman to win the award.

3. A lot of people were surprised that Lorde’s music is considered “rock.”

Imagine Dragons and Lorde were just invoked as examples of a "pretty good year for rock." lolololololol

— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon)

Lorde won Best Rock Video and I’m hoping Kendrick Lamar gets Best Ragtime Song from the 1920s

— Michael Gregory (@schmoyoho)

8. And others were just confused.

Lorde is rock now

— The Band Messiah (@TheBandMessiah)

Lorde is considered rock?!?

— TYLER•KING (@JustTylerT)

10. Some weren’t quite sure what to do…

Lorde wins best rock video,,

— Tomochita Wurst (@Crazy_EchelonxD)

LORDE wins for a best rock award?!?!? #VMAs

— LL Cool Hay ♡ (@halcyonranger)

12. There were, of course, angry people…

"lorde is rock, you just don't know real music"

— emo bread (@sweetrevxnge)

13. But most people were just doing this:

lorde wins the rock category

— nat (@laurenhotregui)

Best rock video goes to lorde royals!!!

— zabs (@katie_zabs)

Lorde is in the rock category got me like

— karina $$$& (@1960hes)


— Joe hart (@joexhart)

My reaction to Lorde winning best rock video.

— sammmaye. (@Samandcheeese)

18. At the end of the day, though:

Lorde wins for umm Rock? The categories don't matter. A lady won! And she's talented.

— Roxane Bey (@rgay)

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Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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