The 'Royals' hitmaker has admitted she looks up to the 37-year-old rapper like a school teacher who has taught her everything she knows about pop music.
She told The Guardian: ''(He's) like my school principal, if the school is pop.''
The 17-year-old singer has also revealed that Kanye inspired her to have confidence in herself and doesn't care that people think she is arrogant.
She explained: ''I like making grand statements. The name Lorde is quite grand and a little bit arrogant. I like that, I like the intensity of it.
''I don't mind. I'm a really big fan of Kanye West. He's confident and I like that.''
Meanwhile, the Grammy Award-winner - who shot to fame after releasing her debut album 'Pure Heroine' in 2013 - has revealed her follow-up album will have a ''different vibe''.
She previously told the BBC: ''I think I've learned so much as a songwriter, there's going to be so much of an improvement because of that. I'm working on stuff quite tentatively, it's definitely still at the beginning and yeah, it's totally different.''
She added: ''I wrote the last album about that world which was the suburb where I grew up and populated by my friends and people who were really familiar to me. Now I'm in a different place every day and I'm with new people every day and it's a different vibe.''
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