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    Lorde Got Real About Her Decision To Leave Social Media And It Makes A Lot Of Sense

    "I’m not a girl that gets a bunch of likes."

    Lorde quit social media for a good reason.

    Lorde attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival
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    During a new interview on The Zane Lowe Show, she revealed why she stays off social media during a conversation they had about her new music.

    Lorde attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
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    “I realized I was trying to come up with a funny Instagram caption and do a photo of me that looked cool that I would hope would get a certain amount of likes,” she confessed.

    Lorde poses before performing on the ALT 98.7 Penthouse stage
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    “It sounds obvious, but that’s cooked,” Lorde added. “For me, I’m not a girl that gets a bunch of likes. I’m who I am, and I’ve got to lean into that.”

    Lorde on SiriusXM Hits 1 channel
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    “I think for the last one I was 21 and still like the kids,” she continued. “And then the culture started to change, and I didn’t know that I wanted to change with it.”

    Lorde attends the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards
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    Lorde had a decision to make, and she chose to leave social media in the past. Even though sometimes she temporarily returns to her Instagram account.

    “I didn’t know if I wanted to be a TikTok girl, Instagram stories girl, and it was a real crossroads,” she shared.

    Lorde performs on stage during the 2014 Lollapalooza Brazil
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    “I had to be like, ‘Do you want to keep being the kids? Or do you want to transition through that and be something of an elder statesman at 24?’” Lorde recalled telling herself. “Which I really feel like I am now, which I love, but it took a minute.”

    Lorde arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards
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    Leaving social media has been great for Lorde. She previously talked about it in an email she wrote to her fans.

    Lorde poses backstage during The 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
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    "Being off social media makes me feel incredible,” the “Stoned at the Nail Salon” singer gushed. “I'd love to maintain feeling that good, and also build this really cool new zone with you guys."

    Lorde performs onstage during the Disclosure show on day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1
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    Lorde is doing a great job at taking care of her mental health. We can all learn something from her.

    Lorde performs on the ALT 98.7 Penthouse stage
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