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VMA 2017: Lorde had the flu. She performed anyway

VMA 2017: Lorde had the flu. She performed anyway

Lorde's freakish interpretive dance routine had everyone scratching their heads.

Ed Sheeran performs a medley at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Honestly, we loved her interpretive dance and welcome more of it! Following the release of her incredible new album Melodrama, Lorde has been touring the world and performing the songs live, but tonight's performance was a next level rendition of the record's upbeat single "Homemade Dynamite".

Towards the end of the song, she was carried through the air and thrown up and down.

The Framlingham singer beat Kendrick Lamar to win "artist of the year" at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.




British veteran rocker Rod Stewart will also perform his 1978 hit Do You Think I'm Sexy with United States dance-rock band DNCE while other performers include Fifth Harmony, Lamar, Cyrus, Sheeran and Demi Lovato.

Others were more positive about the routine, calling it typically Lorde-esque. "You can't tell in these pictures but i have the flu so bad i needed an IV", she tweeted earlier.

After the performance, Lorde took to Twitter to explain why she couldn't sing.

The ceremony, which has a history of creating controversy including Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus twerking, will be hosted by another pop princess, Katy Perry, on Sunday (Monday 10am AEST).

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