No doubt there are some people in the world who have been losing sleep wondering whether that most stellar of pop friendships between Lorde and Taylor Swift has come to an end.

Well, there's good news on that front: they're still chums, so you can stop worrying.

Fans had questioned whether there had been a falling-out between the two artists after comments made by the Kiwi star in an interview on an Australian TV show were taken out of context.

Her quote "I don’t hang out with these people at all" was seen as a shunning of Swift and her so-called 'squad', but she has taken to Twitter to rectify the situation.

"taylor is a dear friend. I love her very much," she wrote. "in the interview in question I had just been talking about bowie and patti smith – those were the “idols” I was referring to that I was saying I’m not friends with, not taylor!"

She also expressed her frustration about the notion of Swift's 'squad', saying "forgive me for the mild eye roll popped when it was brought up as if we’re all blood members of a secret cult."

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