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On Tuesday night, just before her concert, Grammy award winning singer Lorde finally met MLB Hall of Famer George Brett, the man responsible for inspiring her hit single “Royal.”
— MLB (@MLB) April 16, 2014
TMZ picked up the story first, reporting that Lorde met Brett and his wife just hours before her concert at the Cosmopolitan. The 17-year-old star told VH1 last year that “Royal” wasn’t inspired by actual royalty, but instead by an image of a man signing baseball autographs, wearing a jersey with the word “royal” on it.
She commented, "I really love that word…I'll pick a word and I'll pen an idea to that. It was just that word that I was like, ‘This is really cool.'"
The image was a 1976 National Geographic picture of Kansas City third baseman George Brett. Lorde’s mother, Sonja Yelich, told the a href=http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/15/4962015/report-george-brett-finally-meeting.html>Kansas City Star in March that the New Zealand teen collected National Geographic’s when she was younger. Though they just met, the baseball icon sent Lorde an autographed jersey during a Kansas City concert with a short message, “Lorde, you are Royal to me."
Besides meeting Brett, Lorde stood as a bridesmaid at Las Vegas’ Little White Chapel.
Image via Twitter from MLB