June 24, 2014


Lana Del Rey Responds to Frances Bean Cobain's "Death" Criticisms

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Update 6/24: Lana Del Rey responded to Frances Bean Cobain's criticisms. "It's all good," she tweeted back at Cobain. "He was asking me a lot a out [sic] your dad I said I liked him because he was talented not because he died young- 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."

6/23 Story: Kurt Cobain's daughter Frances Bean Cobain took to Twitter last night to give Lana Del Rey some blunt advice: "The death of young musicians isn't something to romanticize." She's referring to a recent interview Del Rey gave to the Guardian, where she spoke about the late Nirvana singer as well as some other pop idols that died young, saying she too "wishes she was dead."

Last week, Del Rey spewed out a series of tweets herself that backtracked on those statements, calling the Guardian's reporter "sinister" and said she wishes she hadn't done the interview. The Guardian responded by posting the audio, in which you can clearly hear Del Rey make the death statements.

"I'll never know my father because he died young & it becomes a desirable feat because ppl like u think it's "cool," she continued. "Well, it's f--king not. Embrace life, because u only get one life. The ppl u mentioned wasted that life. Don't be 1 of those ppl. ur too talented to waste it away."

So far, Del Rey has yet to respond. 

Her excellent new album Ultraviolence is out now.