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Absolute Queen Lorde Decided To Take Out A Newspaper Ad After Her Grammys Snub

In the wake of the Grammys controversy, Lorde's having the last word.

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The 2018 Grammys wasn't without its controversy. Not only were women severely underrepresented in all areas of the ceremony, Recording Academy President, Neil Portnow, responded to the claims by saying women need to "step up" if they want to be recognised in the industry.

EXCUSE ME 😠 Why do women have to ‘step up’ in order to win awards? Female artists like @TaylorSwift13 and @Pink o… https://t.co/JLInMMiTPO

Amongst the issues, there was also backlash around the fact that the male nominees for Album of the Year all received a solo performance...yet the one female artist nominated, Lorde, did not.

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Well, Lorde isn't taking any of this silently. Not only did she tweet that she could "murder" a stage, she rocked a statement dress at the awards.

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The full excerpt reads:

"Rejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take courage, for the worst is a harbinger of the best. Only dire circumstance can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors. The old and corrupt must be laid to waste before the just can triumph. Contradiction will be heightened. The reckoning will be hastened by the staging of seed disturbances. The apocalypse will blossom."

And now she's taken out an advert in a New Zealand newspaper to thank the people who do believe in female artists.

Full-page letter from @lorde in today's @nzherald: 'Thank you, also, for believing in female musicians'

While thanking fans for embracing Melodrama, the singer also wrote: "My nomination belongs to you. Thank you, also, for believing in female musicians. You set a beautiful precedent!"

You're a bloody legend, Lorde.

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