Lorde has apologised for being a "brat" and "crushing" Kiwi actor KJ Apa's heart.
Apa, who is currently starring as lead Archie Andrews in US series Riverdale, revealed his disappointing encounter with the Kiwi pop star in a recent interview with Vulture.
Toward the end of the interview, Vulture jokingly asked: "Do all New Zealanders know each other?" and when Apa said no, they said: "So you don't know Lorde then?"
Apa replied: "No, I don't know Lorde. I’ve seen her, actually, though. I’ve seen her in New Zealand.
"I walked past her in a car and I looked at her and smiled and she completely just looked away and I was really gutted."
A fan saw the interview and posted it to Twitter mentioning Lorde in a tweet which read: "@Lorde, Apparently you crushed Archie Andrews' heart".
Lorde saw the tweet and hastily responded with an apology, a compliment and an offer to catch up in LA where both the New Zealand stars are now based.
In the interview, Apa also discussed what it was like to play a "sex object" in Riverdale, calling it "strange" and "dangerous".
"When people look at you as a sex object, that’s not how you’re defined. I think you just need to come back to the heart of it. There’s more to Archie than abs and his body and getting with girls and stuff like that. He’s a humanized character, and people should see past that, you know what I mean?"