Lorde insists she has nothing against provocative female artists like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.

The 'Royals' hitmaker - who recently helped Taylor Swift celebrate her 24th birthday after ending their feud that kicked off in October when the 17-year-old New Zealand-native blasted the country singer for being ''flawless, and so unattainable'' - claims she is a ''sex-positive'' person and doesn't have a problem with young female singers performing on stage in risky outfits.

She told V magazine: ''People like to paint me in a certain way, but I'm a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked. For me personally I just don't think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better. It's not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies - I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way. It just hasn't felt necessary for me.''

Lorde also appreciates her success and never thought she would become famous.

She said: ''It's pretty mental, really. I made this music in New Zealand at 15 years old with my producer, who was 28 - just these two random losers, really. Now all these people like it, and they care about what I have to say, which is nice, because I'm the weirdo for sure. For the most part, people have been really supportive. I feel very grateful.''