Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor--also known as Lorde--took to Twitter to reflect and lament the relentlessly fickle and ever-shifting construct of fame.
Lorde live-tweeted her Uber driver's rapturous recounting that he had just picked up a celebrity before her, seemingly unaware that he was, right then and there, in the presence of one again.
uber driver currently busting a nut about the fact that there was a 'celebrity passenger' just before me — Lorde (@lorde) July 26, 2016
The driver must have been confused; after all, the New Zealand-born singer has been relatively out of the spotlight since her banner 2013-2014, recording a new album, and brushing off the seaweed when Taylor Swift needed her for photo opps.
Anyway, back to the Uber.
Lorde didn't feel sparkly.
i can tell our ride, by comparison, sparkles significantly less for him — Lorde (@lorde) July 26, 2016
Lorde then came to a searing revelation that she was, in fact, a ghost:
i can feel it from the back seat, his dazed glow. he's probably now pretending that i am not here, that they are still together, and alone — Lorde (@lorde) July 26, 2016
The truth hurts, Lorde, even if you can't feel pain, because you're a ghost, and a transparent projection of undead matter.