Lorde has split from her manager Scott Maclaclan who helped the singer rise to her global stardom, according to reports.
Sources have confirmed to the New Zealand Herald that Lorde and Maclaclan split a month ago. It is not known who the Royals hitmaker is being managed by or why they parted.
Maclaclan has refused to comment on the situation.
The pop star’s photo has been removed from the website of Maclaclan’s firm, Saiko Management. When asked why her photo had been removed, Maclaclan responded: “No comment.”
While keeping quiet on the split, Lorde posted some cryptic tweets on her twitter page: “Yes, I’m a young lass but I’m also making the best decisions for me each day.”
She added: “Hey men – do me and yourselves a favour and don’t underestimate my skill.”
Maclaclan has managed Lorde’s singing career since 2008. He signed Lorde to Universal Music after watching a video tape of a performance in a school talent show.
Talking to the New Zealand Herald last year he said: “What stood out was her voice, incredible texture, incredible interpretation of the covers she was singing. For someone that young to be able to interpret songs like that and make them her own, that’s very, very rare.”
Lorde recently re-teamed with producer Joel Little, who co-wrote her debut album Pure Heroine, for her forthcoming album.