After working together for nearly a decade, Lorde and her manager, Scott Maclachlan have parted ways. Maclachlan discovered Lorde before she was even a teenager and guided her as she achieved success with "Royals" and her other work.
But, as is the case with most things, everyone is a critic. Her decision has caused many to weigh in on their parting of ways--including Guardian journalist Eamonn Forde.
The proof of whether Lorde has made the right decision about her management will come with her second album. That’s when we’ll discover whether it was a record that might have been improved by a dissenting voice.Eamonn Forde
Not exactly a diss but distinctly diss-like.
So how does Lorde respond?
hey, men - do me and yourselves a favour, and don't underestimate my skill— Lorde (@lordemusic) May 20, 2015
yes, i'm a young lass, but i'm also making the best decisions for me each day. #stayeducated— Lorde (@lordemusic) May 20, 2015
When someone hits you with the nail polish emoji, you know class is dismissed.
Forde cited The Beatles and the Rolling Stones as examples of musical acts which had suffered after losing a manager. Lorde, however, seems to have enough confidence in herself to keep it moving when it comes to criticism of her work.