Lorde confirms she ran secret Instagram account about onion rings
No more melodrama for fans of Lorde: The singer confirmed during her Thursday appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she had secretly dabbled as a critic of onion rings.
Earlier this week, the New Zealand publication Newshub revealed the Instagram account @onionringsworldwide may have been operated by Lorde (shortly after the report published, the account was deactivated). Asked about the rumors by Jimmy Fallon, Lorde explained that she didn’t know her side gig would become public.
“I have to explain for a second. Here’s the thing: I sort of naively didn’t realize it would be ‘a thing’ that I was going to different places and trying the onion rings at each of those places,” she said before finally revealing @onionringsworldwide was her. “It’s me. It’s me.”
After some laughter from Fallon and the audience, Lorde added, “I feel like it reads like the kind of thing a pop star would do to look relatable. Which I wasn’t doing. It was a funny thing with my friends on the tour. I was like, ‘This is a good pastime.'”
And while she has stopped reviewing onion rings via Instagram (“It was fun for five seconds”), Lorde has no plans to keep the snacks out of her diet. “I’m still going to keep eating onion rings because they’re my favorite,” she said, before adding a tip for those people who want to make onion rings for her in the future. “A batter works better than a crumb. It’s a bit lighter. The other thing you can do to make an onion ring magical is lightly pickle the onion before you batter it up.” Yum.
Lorde’s new album, Melodrama, is out now.