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Lana Del Rey Responds To Frances Bean Cobain’s Criticism, Denies Romanticizing Death

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(Chuck Grant for Interscope Records)

(Chuck Grant for Interscope Records)

By Shannon Carlin

Lana Del Rey is speaking out against Frances Bean Cobain’s comments that she was romanticizing premature death in an interview with The Guardian. in which she claimed she wished she was dead already.

In the interview, Lana claimed she wishes she was dead, just like Kurt Cobain. His daughter took umbrage with the comment, tweeting yesterday (June 23) that Lana should “embrace life because you only get one.”

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As NME points out, Lana has now responded to Frances Bean’s comments via Twitter. Agreeing with Frances that glamorizing death is not something she wants to do.

Yesterday, Lana tweeted directly at Cobain’s daughter, writing, “It’s all good. He was asking me a lot a out your dad I said I liked him because he was talented not because he died young.”

She then added in another message, “The other half of what I said wasn’t really related to the people he mentioned. I don’t find that part of music glam either.”

In the days after The Guardian released their interview with Lana, the Ultraviolence singer has distanced herself from the comments the paper claims she made about dying young.

In the interview, the reporter says Cobain and Amy Winehouse are linked by their early deaths — both singers died when they were only 27 years old — to which Lana responded: “I wish I was dead already.”

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In a series of tweets, which have since been deleted, Lana writes, “i regret trusting the guardian- i didn’t want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent. Alexis was masked as a fan but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles Maybe he’s actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about. His leading questions about death and persona were calculated.”

Lana refers to Alexis Petridis as the writer of the piece, but in actuality the interview was done by Tim Jonze. In actuality, Petridis reviewed her latest album for the paper.

Jonze later released audio of Lana saying the comments she claims she didn’t. Jonze also wrote an open letter that says, “I was not ‘masked’ as a fan, I genuinely like her music and really liked her too – her life story is fascinating, she was refreshingly open when answering even the most difficult question and she seemed completely in love with music. As for the rather vague ‘sinister ambitions’ she claims I had – well, my colleagues sadly refused to comment on how sinister I am, but they were all adamant that I’m ‘not in the slightest bit ambitious.'”

Del Rey’s new album, Ultraviolence, is out now.

 

 

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