Many artistes have stood in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and done their own renditions of popular, genre-crossing songs that garner millions of views as well as polarising comments. Here, Lorde tones down the hip hop track, only adorning her vocals minimally. She skips, or deliberately omits, a few words from the hit track that originally had a misogynistic rap intermingling with the catchy hook. Regardless, Lorde obviously has a blast as she “flip[s] the dynamic and make[s] that power [hers]” while smiling and dancing to the subdued beat, giving us an uncharacteristically sultry performance.
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