Lorde is gearing up for a big weekend, and she brought her boyfriend, James Lowe, along for the ride. The singer was spotted hanging out with her beau in LA on Thursday, just a few hours before she hit the stage at Delta's pre-Grammy Awards bash at Soho House in West Hollywood. Lorde is shaping up to be the artist to watch at Sunday's Grammys as she is up for several big awards — including song of the year, record of the year, and best pop solo performance for "Royals" — and she is also slated to perform during the show.
Lorde recently opened up about online criticism she and James received when photos surfaced of the two frolicking on the beach together. The criticism grew intense when Tyler the Creator mocked the couple on his Instagram. While Lorde didn't address Tyler directly in her newest interview, she did make a veiled reference to the controversial, f-word-dropping rapper, saying that the people who were insulting her and James were "the type of people who use the word 'f*gg*t' as an insult." She did also say that the insults took their toll: "[I'm] not completely impervious to insult. I'm a human being."