Lorde: Prince is 'a big deal'

20 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

Lorde insists Prince is a "big deal" and she was blown away when he walked past her backstage at the BRIT Awards on the night of Feb 19.

The 17-year-old singer triumphed at the BRIT Awards on Feb 19 after being crowned the Best International Female, and she admits she was frozen on the spot when the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker and his new band 3RDEYEGIRL walked past her backstage.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said : "Prince walked past me in the corridor, that was the craziest moment ever, sheer surprise, he's a big deal."

The 'Royals' hitmaker fought off stiff competition from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Pink and Janelle Monae, but she insists she never expected to win, being up against some of the best women in music.

She explained: "I feel super good. I really didn't expect to win at all. You don't expect to win an award when you're up against like Gaga and Katy Perry. I'm really grateful and stoked!"

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty also took to the stage at London's O2 Arena during last night's ceremony to do a performance with Disclosure.

She said: "The BRITs got in contact and said, 'Would you be up for performing with Disclosure'. I was like, 'Yes!', very keen. I love those boys I think they're so talented and I love working with young people. I met them a few days ago."

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