Lorde has claimed a photographer has been
Lorde has claimed a photographer has been "stalking" her. Bang Showbiz

Lorde: Diplo is a 'big brother'

LORDE insists Diplo is like a "big brother" to her.

The 'Royals' hitmaker recently claimed the DJ - whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz - has a small penis after he called for a fundraising account to pay for her friend Taylor Swift a bigger butt, but the 18-year-old star insists there is no bad feeling between them.

She said: "I love Wes and he's a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid s**t.

"Taylor's my friend as well, and I'm a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I'm going to be like, 'Hey man...' We do still love each other, hopefully."

Despite her public diss to Diplo, Lorde insists she hasn't always been so outspoken.

She told FADER: "I've been notoriously quiet my whole life. So it wasn't until I started to be able to run a board meeting and direct people in the way I wanted things to go that I gained confidence as a leader. As a businessperson, I got confident in saying, 'Hey, this is whack.' "

Diplo - who is believed to be dating Katy Perry - recently claimed he was disappointed Lorde's request for someone to pay for him a penis enlargement hadn't been fulfilled.

He wrote: "Disappointed the swift boat veterans didn't get my tiny d**k a fundly going (enlarge me bae).(sic)"

The 36-year-old music producer initially called for someone to create a fundraising account to help get the 'Shake It Off' star a new derriere.

He wrote: "Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty (sic)"

He later added: "body shaming myself right now.

"are taylor swift fans called the swift boat veterans? (sic)"

In response to Diplo, Lorde wrote: "should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm (sic)"