Lorde is no stranger to speaking her mind on social media, but did the “Royals” singer really diss Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles’ recent PDA-filled vacation to St. Barts? According to Lorde, her latest Instagram post didn’t aim to throw “shade” at the newly rumored couple.
On Saturday, Lorde took to Instagram to share a pic of a painting that features a girl enjoying some relaxation time on a private yacht. In addition to the photo, Lorde went on to caption her Instagram post with a message that seemingly disses Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner’s headline-making vacation to St. Barts earlier this week, E! News reports.
“When you scroll through your feed and all the pretty famous boys and girls are on yachts or in saint barth’s and you’re at home where it’s raining and you’ve never even been on a holiday to another country before,” Lorde explained on her personal Instagram account.
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“Never been to a tropical island let alone saint barth’s,” Lorde continues, “and actually you aren’t even sure if you’re spelling saint barth’s right.”
Not long after Lorde’s photo was posted, fans instantly began speculating that Lorde was taking aim at Styles and Jenner, especially given Lorde’s close friendship with Taylor Swift.
However, other fans began to point out that perhaps Lorde was also dissing Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s recent vacation to the Caribbean, where the duo have snapped several cozy photos of themselves enjoying the sun and surf.
After the “shade” speculation began to escalate, Lorde returned to Instagram to dispel rumors suggesting that she was taking a dig at Jenner, Styles, Bieber, and Baldwin while aiming to explain the context of her initial message in an edited post.
“LOL no ‘shade’ folks. If I were on an island or in even nearish proximity to a yacht, you would be hearing all the f*** about it,” Lorde explained. “Just making fun of my own lameness.”
While Lorde may not be looking to diss Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner’s recent vacation, new rumors have surfaced suggesting that Lorde’s BFF Taylor Swift is less than impressed with Kendall and Harry’s reunion.
Just days after photos of Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner snuggling up to one another in St. Barts made headlines, an alleged source close to Taylor Swift revealed to Hollywood Life that Swift is “shocked” to hear that Jenner is dating her ex.
Swift, who previously dated the One Direction singer in 2012, reportedly “heard from a mutual friend that Harry and Kendall are back together” and is “completely shocked” to hear of the duo’s rekindled romance.
The source continues, “[Taylor] can’t believe that Kendall would actually date Harry, especially after their last conversation when she said she would never, ever get involved with him again.”
The source concludes by noting that Taylor finds the whole situation between Harry and Kendall to be “beyond weird” and explains that Taylor feels she can no longer “trust anything that Kendall tells her.”
While Taylor Swift has yet to publicly comment on Jenner and Styles’ rumored romance, it’s worth noting that Taylor previously denied being upset with close friend Gigi Hadid for dating Joe Jonas, who Swift was romantically linked to in 2008.
Although Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift have been rumored to be “frenemies” for years, Taylor seemingly made a point to dispel the feud rumors between herself and the model when she brought Kendall onstage for one of her “1989 World Tour” stops in June.
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While neither Jenner nor Styles have spoken out about their recent PDA-filled vacation, Jenner’s mom, Kris Jenner, is said to be “over the moon” that Kendall and Harry are back together, Daily Mail reports.
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