Lorde Just Explained a Crucial Piece of #Teen Slang

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As you may have heard, Kim Kardashian broke the internet this week with a picture of her butt. One such person who found their internet broken was Lorde, who tweeted the image alongside one word of commentary: mom. When one fan wrote to Lorde’s Tumblr asking the singer to explain herself, Lorde ended up schooling us all in the ways of the teen internet.

Warning: lots of Tumblr-speak below!

omg haha ok so. time to explain this. i retweeted kim’s amazing cover and wrote ‘MOM’, which among the youthz is a compliment; it basically jokingly means “adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic” (obviously i love my own mama and she is the best tho) but straight after that i think someone else called out the cover saying kim has no right to look that sexy as she is a mother which is TOTAL trash - why should that stop her? if anything i think she gets even more beautiful and sexy all the time like a fineass wine, and of course has every right to showcase that - but i think our two comments got lumped in and also maybe reporters don’t understand my breed of humour/worship. 

Lorde also added that she reached out to a “mutual friend” to make sure Kim wasn’t offended. Who wants to guess the identity of this mysterious go-between? Please let it be Kanye.

Lorde Explains Why She Called Kim K ‘Mom’