Pot, kettle... black?

Former 'X Factor' contestant Cher Lloyd has branded rising pop star Lorde "a knob".

Well, it had to happen sometime. Lorde's rise has been remarkable, with her thoughtful, intelligent, mature brand of pop music capturing hearts across the globe. New single 'Royals' is at number one in the United States, with Britain set to fall in love with the New Zealand artist - yet a recent interview has unleashed criticism against the 16 year old newcomer.

Lorde was asked her opinion on a number of contemporaries, and revealed her doubts over the way women are presented in the media. In particular, the singer appeared to be irked by Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift - claiming that the latter is "so flawless and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls".

In response, Cher Lloyd has lashed out at the pop newcomer. Speaking to J-14.com the talent show contestant said: "No way! Why does she have to go do that? She's doing so well — what a knob. Why would she do that? She's sitting at Number One."

"I think she's going to eat her words, which she obviously already has, and I think for someone who's gaining so much success so early, she should be considering herself lucky, it takes a lot of work. You know what though? If she said something about me, it'd be a different story. I wouldn't stand for any of that, I'd be straight back on it."

So what do you think? Does Lorde have a point? And how does her music emphasise her belief that pop should have a flawed edge?

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