Singer Lorde became embroiled in a spat with an Australian radio host on air after he asked her about her friendship with fellow pop star Taylor Swift.
The Royals hitmaker appeared on KIIS 1065's The Kyle & Jackie O Show and the brief interview turned awkward when host Kyle Sandilands probed the singer about her new-found friendship with Swift.
Sandilands appeared to offend the star when he said, "I see you guys' pictures everywhere. Are you guys like... together now?... Not together as in lesbians. I'm not talking about Ellen (DeGeneres) together'. I'm talking about, like, you guys are friendly right?"
The DJ's comments prompted a ferocious response from the teenager, who hit back saying, "What do you mean you're not talking about 'Ellen together'? Is there something wrong with lesbians? Is that what you're trying to say?... Don't even try it. It's not working."
When Lorde failed to respond to his subsequent comments, Sandilands sarcastically retorted, "Don't get too overboard with explaining the friendship, though. We haven't got all day," prompted the teenager to add, "I won't, believe me."