After the Twitterverse loudly wondered what in the what Lorde was implying, the singer finally jumped in to set the record straight. Her answer? It was actually a compliment, people. So everyone can just calm down.
"Omg haha ok so. time to explain this. i retweeted kim’s amazing cover and wrote ‘MOM’, which among the youthz is a compliment; it basically jokingly means 'adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic' (obviously i love my own mama and she is the best tho) but straight after that i think someone else called out the cover saying kim has no right to look that sexy as she is a mother which is TOTAL trash - why should that stop her?"
Ah, OK then. So this explains a bevy of recent posts seen lately in which teens are retweeting their favorite celebs in the same manner as Lorde, and adding on "mom," adoringly.