Remember when rumors of a lesbian relationship was something to be adamantly denied? When anyone who dared to respond with anything other than "Absolutely NOT!" would be seen as a wink and a nod that yeah, maybe?
So how much do I love Lorde's reply when an Australian shock jock tried to insinuate that she and friend Taylor Swift were making like Scissor Sisters? A lot.
"Are you bringing your new bestie, Taylor Swift?" Kyle Sandilands asked about her upcoming New York City concert.
"I see your guys' pictures everywhere. Are you guys, like, uh, are you together now?"
There was an awkward pause before Sandilands continued, "Not together as in lesbians...I'm not talking about 'Ellen together.' I'm talking about, like, you guys are friendly, right?"
Lorde retorted, "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?"
Sandilands explained, "Oh my god, no, I would love that. Are you going to confirm now that you're in a lesbian relationship with her?"
"Don't ever try it. It's not working," Lorde said.
Sensing Lorde's irritation, Sandilands sarcastically joked, "Don't get too overboard with explaining the friendship, though. We haven't got all day."
"I won't, believe me," she told the radio show host.