Lorde has apologised for being a "brat" to this Shorty star

How could she!? 

Lorde has apologised to Shortland Street star turned Hollywood heartthrob KJ Apa, after she "crushed" his heart. 

In an interview with Vulture, Apa was asked whether all famous New Zealanders know each other, specifically if he knows Lorde.

Lorde caught wind of his reply:  "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."

Lorde was quick to hit back with an apology on Twitter.

We hope your heart heals soon KJ Apa