Is Lorde’s ‘Royals,’ the top song on the Billboard Hot 100, racist?


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NEW: Blogger says song unfairly focuses on consumption in genre dominated by U.S. blacks

NEW: "The vast majority of excess consumption is done by white people," blogger says

"Royals," the debut song by New Zealand singer Lorde, is No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100

The blog has drawn an angry response, accusing the writer of misinterpreting the song

Hong Kong CNN —  

An international war of words has broken out over a New Zealand pop star’s chart-topping single, after an American blogger labeled the track racist.

“Royals,” the debut single by Lorde, the stage name of Ella Yelich-O’Connor, currently sits above hits from Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making the 16-year-old the youngest artist to top the U.S. chart in 26 years.