Lorde will at this point don’t bring her send-up of woo-woo crystal culture to our TV screens September 12. Because of what the show’s Twitter is calling “a change in production elements,” New Zealand’s debut onion-ring pundit will presently don’t perform at the MTV 2021 Video Music Awards.
To show there are no worries, the tweet finished with a yellow heart emoji, reliable with Solar Power’s color scheme. That is sweet. Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Foo Fighters, a solo Chlöe, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Twenty One Pilots, and Justin Bieber are as yet on the bill.
This is the second time in recent memory that Lorde chose not to sing at the VMAs. In 2017, fighting an awful influenza, Lorde rather moved her way through her song “Homemade Dynamite.” In a since-deleted tweet reviewed by Deadline, Lorde said of the performance, “you can’t tell in these pictures but i have the flu so bad i needed an IV #showgoeson #cutelilproppedupcorpse.”
Maybe Lorde is feeling poorly, and doesn’t have any desire to be censured as an adorable li’l set up carcass once more. Or then again perhaps this is one more example of how Lorde is looking at the apparatus around contemporary notoriety, and walking out on it with a warm “No 💛.”