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Setting the Record Straight: Yes, Lorde and Taylor Swift Are Still Besties But There's No Such Thing As a 'Squad'

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Without a doubt, Lorde is one of the most famous and low-key members of Taylor Swift’s squad.

So of course everyone jumped up in total shock when during an interview with Australia’s Sunsrise, the “Green Light” singer kind of admitted to not really being friends with Taylor, despite all the love they've shown one another throughout the years.

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This all started when she was asked by the interviewer what it was like to first watch all these artists she admired from afar, to then joining their circle of friends – and of course the “Shake It Off” singer’s name was thrown into that mix along with the likes of Beyoncé.

Lorde’s response was, “The second you think too hard about it, you'll just go insane. It's best to be like, We're in wonderland and it's just what happens around here. Also, I don’t hang-out with these people at all.”

Everyone was taken by surprise by that statement, even the interviewer who couldn’t help but bring up her most famous bestie by blurting out, “but you’re part of Taylor’s squad! All the magazines tell us.”

The New Zealand native responded to that by admitting, “I mean, you make friends in different places, and I think for the most part, I’m not calling up my idols for advice necessarily.”

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Woah! Does that mean the Lorde and Taylor friendship was all for show? After all, it wouldn’t be the first time the “Perfect Places” songstress said something about their friendship that raised some serious eyebrows. Earlier this year, she compared their relationship to an autoimmune disease, which of course was met with some serious backlash.

Before things could get even more out of hand this time around, Lorde quickly took to Twitter to clarify her statement, and admitted that she flat-out messed up when answering the questions she was being asked.

“Taylor is a dear friend. I love her very much. In the interview in question I had been talking about Bowie and Patti Smith – those were the “idols” I was referring to that I was saying I’m not friends with, not Taylor,” she wrote.

She then even threw some shade at being called a member of Tay’s squad by continuing to write, “I’ve always found people’s perception of this ‘squad’ idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club or secret society, but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know, some who I’ve never met, like most wide groups of friends. Forgive me for the mild eye roll I popped when it was brought up as if we’re all blood members of a secret cult.”

“I want to say one more time that Taylor has been there for me in all my dark and light moments these past 5 years. All of them. I feel truly terrible that it would ever seem like I wasn’t faithfully her person,” she also wrote.

So there you have it! Not only is there pretty much no such thing as a squad, but their friendship is as real as it gets.

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