'He's So Gross!': Lorde Refuses To Collaborate With David Guetta

The 'Royals' singer isn't a fan of the producer

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Lorde has quickly become one of the hottest new pop stars in town following the success of her EP and debut album putting her in high demand however, don't expect to hear a collaboration between the youngster and David Guetta anytime soon.

The 'Royals' singer caught the attention of Guetta long before her EP topped charts around the world however the producer, who has worked with everyone from Rihanna and Kelly Rowland to Usher and Akon, noticed her talents prior to her rise to fame and put in a request for her to record vocals for his album.


Lorde performing earlier this year (Patrick Hoffmann/WENN)

However Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, instantly shot down the idea when her manager Scott Maclachlan explained the offer during an interview with Australian website FasterLouder. "No," she responded, "F**k no. He's so gross."

Disinterested in how working with Guetta might help her own career, Lorde slammed the idea of working with the producer, instead preferring to stick to working with her own small team including writing partner Joel Little, who previously played in post-punk band Goodnight Nurse.

While the 'When Love Takes Over' creator isn't someone Lorde wants to work with, she does admit that there are other big names she wouldn't mind pairing up with.

“You asked me a while ago who my dream producer would be, and I think these days I’m leaning toward Diplo," she wrote to Maclachlan earlier this year.

Diplo, the mastermind behind Major Lazer, also boasts a whole host of A-List collaborators and worked on production for Beyonce, Usher and Justin Bieber.

David Guetta has worked with Sia and Chris Brown (Adriana M. Barraza/WENN)

Lorde broke onto the scene with her single 'Royals' back in March, which topped charts worldwide, making her the first New Zealander to have a number one single on Billboard's Hot 100 and the first woman since 1996 to reach the top of Billboard's Alternative Charts. This isn't the first time she's openly criticised other artists and earlier this year told Rolling Stone that Selena Gomez's portrayal of women in 'Come & Get It' made her feel "sick".

David Guetta has sold over six million albums under his own name, as well as working as a producer for over ten years. His latest single 'One Voice' featuring Mikky Ekko was released yesterday as part of the UN's humanitarian campaign The World Needs More. Lorde's debut album 'Pure Heroine' hit the number one spot in Australia and New Zealand and made it into the top five in the UK and US.

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Lorde performing at a showcase in Claerchens Ballhaus, Berlin. (Patrick Hoffman/WENN)