Lorde posts heartfelt apology for 'extremely poorly chosen' Instagram caption

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Having become a global superstar with her first record Pure Heroine back in 2013, Lorde eventually released her sophomore album Melodrama last summer, a well-received record that finished high up in many critics' end-of-year lists.

"It's not my fkn day today", was her next post.

Lorde has apologised after using what she later decribed as an "extremely poorly chosen quote" on Instagram.

"The original photo of the bathtub is no longer available, but you can see a screenshot alongside the apology below".

Lorde has come under fire for an Instagram post that many fans seemed to interpret as the 21-year-old singer poking fun at the late Whitney Houston.

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The post was swiftly deleted upon her exit from said tub but not before a tsunami of commenters screeched in one collective, horrified voice.

Houston, aged 48, was found face-down in a bathtub with cocaine in her system in 2012.

Lorde shares a bathtub photo along with Houston quote. "Im sure lorde regrets it theres not a singer out there that dont look up to whitney (sic)". Someone told her, "You bout to ruin yo career sis", while others wrote, "DELETE THIS NOW", "Sis delete this", and "This is disgusting".

Lorde took the post down after one hour and issued an apology, saying she was just excited to be taking a bath. The music icon, who sang 1992's "I Will Always Love You", died in 2012 after accidentally drowning in a bathtub.

The Kiwi star is now on tour and recently performed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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