Think before you reference Whitney Houston‘s singing on social media.
In the now-deleted post, the 21-year-old simply wrote, “And iiii will always love you” — a reference to the 1992 Whitney cover of Dolly Parton‘s song I Will Always Love You. What slipped Lorde’s mind, however, is that Miz Houston accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub in 2012.
After fans issued a reminder, the Green Light songstress took down the pic and shared an apology to her IG Story, writing:
“Extremely extremely poorly chosen quote.
I’m so sorry for offending anyone├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥I hadn’t even put this together I was just excited to take a bath.
I’m an idiot. Love Whitney forever and ever. Sorry again.”
Since Lorde is knee-deep in her Melodrama World Tour, we doubt she was trying to draw up controversy here.
After all, who doesn’t love baths?
You can ch-ch-check out Lorde’s apology in the gallery (above)!
[Image via DB/WENN.]