LORDE! No joke.
Lorde is 16 years old and has a huge song on the radio and she said no to Katy. Why?
She went on a New Zealand TV show called 3rd Degree, Lorde stated, "I turn down a lot of things. I'm a bit picky with what I do and don't do." When the interviewer asked her if it was true that she turned down the chance to open up for Katy on her forthcoming Prism world tour, Lorde groaned, and then answered, somewhat sheepishly, "Uh, yeah." She quickly added, "I think she's really talented, I just don't think it was quite right for me."
When asked if saying no to such a huge opportunity was a difficult decision, Lorde, whose birth name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, said, "No. I mean, I have a pretty good gut instinct for stuff and if something feels right, I'll do it."