Lorde Calls Kanye West Her ‘Idol,’ Discusses Their Awkward First Phone Call

By Shannon Carlin

Lorde is only 17 years old, but she’s already had a chart-topping hit with “Royals,” won two GRAMMYs and curated one of the coolest soundtracks for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.

While these are all reasons to look up to Lorde, she has found her own hero, one who is rather god-like. At least, in his professional opinion.

Related: Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack to Feature Kanye West, Charli XCX, Tinashé

In the cover story for the latest issue of BillboardLorde calls Kanye West her “idol” and talks about getting him to contribute to her Hunger Games soundtrack. This included her having to cold-call Yeezy, which wasn’t easy for the shy star.

“I’m the worst person ever at talking to people I don’t know on the phone — I can’t even order pizza,” she told the magazine. “I would put off calling him. I’d say, ‘It’s 12:57, I’ll do it at 1.'”

In the end, it all went okay and she not only got a chance to hang out with Kanye at his Malibu, Calif., studio, but have him remix her song off the soundtrack, “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

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