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24 Times Lorde Was The Actual Definition Of Badass In 2014

Praise the Lorde.

1. When she was the first female AND solo artist to ever win Best Rock Video at the VMAs.

@lordemusic is the first Female AND Solo Artist of all time to win the “Best Rock Video” award at #VMAs , Congrats !!

2. When she took out a full-page newspaper ad in New Zealand to thank her fans.

3. When she shared her own before-and-after Photoshop pics, reminding fans that "flaws are ok."

i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)

4. When she dip-dyed her fingertips for her Grammys performance.

5. When she Instagrammed a pic of herself wearing acne cream to bed.

6. When she called out a redditor who claimed to have met her.

7. When she fangirled over Kim K's Paper magazine cover.

“@KimKardashian: #BreakTheInternet http://t.co/3RhAPqJkPn” mom

And then had to school the Internet about what "mom" really means.

for all those who may have misunderstood my reaction to kim's #BreakTheInternet cover, i explained it here: http://t.co/LBxbjfLs3S

8. When she slayed us all with the IMPECCABLE soundtrack she curated for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

9. When she shot the *perfect* comeback to Diplo after he threw shade at Taylor Swift.

Get Taylor Swift A Booty https://t.co/RpkB8JExSV

@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm

10. When she slammed an interviewer over some inappropriate, creepy questions.

11. When she *really* knew her brand:

people keep asking me what i will be for halloween and my answer is that i am halloween

12. When she called out a major magazine for photoshopping her shoot.

apart from the fact that i'm pretty sure this magazine gave me a new nose (:|), i really like this photo

13. When she genuinely freaked out over thoughtful gifts from fans.

this masterpiece was done by a boy called fabian in berkeley - THANKYOU FABIAN YOU WONDERFUL SOUL

14. When she showed us all how it's done.

after shows i get set up in my lil bed office and work through the night *PLOTTING SCHEMING PLOTTING SCHEMING GETTIN MONEY*

15. When she and her mom invited some adorable kids to hang out backstage at her show.

plus, my mum found these FREAKISHLY ADORABLE kids in the crowd and brought them to my dressing room...

16. When her Tumblr was everything that you needed in your life.

17. When she rightfully put some people in their place.

just had to send an email that said "no one ever asks a guy to sit on top of a piano" 😒

18. When she had the most priceless reaction to winning a Billboard Music Award for Best Rock Song.

this is me confused about unwittingly having written best ~rock~ song lol dork https://t.co/wQlKkZAXjL

19. When she kept it real every damn second of every day.

sunday night business emailing like 💅

20. When she shamed a paparazzi on Twitter for stalking her.

this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy. i am scared of him. he frequents central akl

21. When she still felt "new" to all this even though she's straight up DOMINATING the world.

so so happy. thanks for giving me a shot. i still feel so new to this; i have so much more to give. until next time, THANKYOU AND GOODNIGHT

22. Every time she congratulated all her famous friends for also killing it this year.

OMG 1989 IS OUT WHAT A DAY. so proud of my sista. my favourite is style (and also blank space) (and also all of them)

23. When she sang South Park's "I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya" parody song IRL.

24. When she was nominated for a freaking Golden Globe for The Hunger Games soundtrack.

Praise be to Lorde — we truly are not worthy. 🙌🙏