'It's their loss': Jacinda Ardern weighs in on Lorde's Grammy snub

The Prime Minister is the latest to cast shade at the shock decision.
The Prime Minister is the latest to cast shade at the shock decision. Photo credit: Newshub

Jacinda Ardern has weighed in after Lorde was apparently snubbed by the Grammys.

This year, the Kiwi singer is the only woman nominated for Album of the Year. However she's reportedly the only nominee not offered a solo performance at this year's Grammys show.

The other nominees - Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Bruno Mars - were all offered solo spots.

Sources close to the songstress told Variety Lorde was offered a performance as part of a Tom Petty tribute with other artists, which the singer declined.

Speaking from Laneway, the Prime Minister said the Grammys would be missing out on Lorde.

"I'd be interested in whether or not Lorde sees that as an issue," she told Newshub.

"I think it's their loss. She's fantastic and such an amazing live performer. But I think we should all be proud that she's there."

Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich has called out the snub too. She took to Twitter to post a photo of a circled paragraph from a New York Times article on the subject, which acknowledged Lorde's achievement and snub in the one sentence. She captioned it: "This says it all."

However Ardern believes Lorde won't mind not being offered the same opportunities as the men.

"I think [she's] probably just revelling in the nomination," she told Newshub.

Lorde was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 2014 and won two, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her song 'Royals', which she performed on the show that year. She was 17 years old at the time.