People Are Loving The Feminist Statement Lorde Made With Her Grammys Dress
“My version of a white rose – THE APOCALYPSE WILL BLOSSOM.”
Everyone's favourite New Zealander, Lorde, attended the Grammys last night. Her album Melodrama was nominated for Album of the Year, making her the only female nominee in that category.
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But instead of wearing a white rose, Lorde wore a piece of paper bearing an excerpt from feminist artist Jenny Holzer's work Inflammatory Essays.
"My version of a white rose — THE APOCALYPSE WILL BLOSSOM," Lorde wrote, "an excerpt from the greatest of all time, Jenny Holzer."
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.
Over the weekend, Variety reported that Lorde had turned down the opportunity to perform with other artists as part of a tribute to Tom Petty.
While all four of the other artists nominated in her category – Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar – were offered solo performances from their nominated albums, Lorde reportedly was not.
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