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Lorde: Meeting Pitbull is like meeting the president

LORDE'S encounter with Pitbull was "not dissimilar to meeting the president".

The 18-year-old singer was so impressed by the 'Timber' hitmaker after she met him backstage at the American Music Awards last night (23.11.14), she took to Twitter to share the encounter with her 2.75 million followers and likened him to US leader Barack Obama.

She wrote on the site: "i met pitbull backstage, felt this wave of his charisma and loveliness wash over me, probably not dissimilar to meeting the president. (sic)"

Lorde - who performed her track 'Yellow Flicker Beat', which she penned for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' soundtrack, at the ceremony in Los Angeles - also posted a cryptic tweet prior to her performance, which she described as the "saying farewell.. to this era".

She wrote: "performing yellow flicker beat tonight - it's gonna be a cool one; kind of saying farewell, for now, to this era. tune in from 5pm. (sic)"

The Grammy Award-winner was clearly looking forward to her evening, as she also posted: "AMAs-ing (sic)"

Unfortunately, the 'Royals' hitmaker - who was nominated for Artist of the Year, Favourite Female Artist, Favourite Album and Favourite Artist in the Alternative Rock category - didn't take any awards home at the ceremony in the Nokia Theatre, losing out on Artist of the Year to 5 Seconds of Summer, Favourite Female Artist to Katy Perry, Favourite Album to One Direction's 'Midnight Memories', and the Favourite Alternative Rock Artist to Imagine Dragons.