For Lorde, it's apparently anything but the beat. In a recent piece on the teen pop sensation published by FasterLouder, it was revealed that Lorde (whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor) has no interest in working with producer David Guetta.
"No," Lorde said when her manager, Scott Maclachlan, told her that Guetta was looking to collaborate. "F--k no. He's so gross." The producer's last album, "Nothing But The Beat," included tracks with Sia, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Usher, Chris Brown, Akon, Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson.
This isn't the first time Lorde has spoken out about one of pop music's top talents. In September, she took Selena Gomez to task for the message Gomez puts forth in the hit single "Come & Get It."
"I love pop music on a sonic level," Lorde told Rolling Stone. "But I'm a feminist and the theme of her song ['Come & Get It'] is, 'When you're ready come and get it from me.' I'm sick of women being portrayed this way."
In a later interview with MTV, Lorde didn't shy away from the remark. "I think there's a funny culture in music that's only happened over the last 15 years, and that is haters," she said. "That if you have an opinion about something in music which isn't 100-percent good, you're a hater, even if you have perfectly reasonable grounds for that critique."
For more from Lorde, head to FasterLouder.