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Lorde Apologizes for Whitney Houston Bathtub Reference on Instagram

Lorde deleted the photo and ultimately issued an apology via Instagram Stories

Lorde has a message for those offended by her recent Instagram post.

The 21-year-old pop singer sparked backlash on Thursday after referencing the late Whitney Houston in the caption for a photo of a bathtub. "And iiii will always love you," Lorde wrote, alluding to the 1992 song made famous by Houston and featured in The Bodyguard.

In 2012, Houston accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub, the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use contributing to her passing. Three years later, the singer's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died in a similar manner.

Lorde deleted the photo and ultimately issued the following statement via Instagram Stories.

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"Extremely extremely poorly chosen quote," the "Green Light" songstress wrote. "I'm so sorry for offending anyone--I hadn't even put this together I was just excited to take a bath."

Lorde added, "I'm an idiot. Love Whitney forever and ever. Sorry again."

"IT IS NOT MY FKN DAY TODAY," the New Zealand-born performer added in a second post.

Lorde is currently in the midst of her Melodrama World Tour, and is expected to perform at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey tomorrow night.

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