An ill Lorde decided the show must go on and performed an interpretive dance at the MTV Video Music Awards instead of singing.
Lorde had tweeted to say she was suffering from the flu and was feeling seriously under the weather. She went as far as to say she needed an IV line and tweeted the hashtag “CuteLilProppedUpCorpse”.
Lorde is best known for her incredible vocals and songwriting on tracks such as Green Light and Royals, but yesterday decided to instead start the performance by placing a cassette tape into a beat box.
She did not say a word.
Her performance was met with confusion from MTV viewers, who asked social media what they had just seen.
— Holly A ⭐ (@HollyAnn82) August 28, 2017