June 20, 2014


Lana Del Rey Blasts "Sinister" Reporter for Her "I Wish I Was Dead" Interview

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Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Lana Del Rey does not want to die. Probably. 

Instead of kicking back and reveling in the success of her new album Ultraviolence, she took to Twitter last night to clarify comments she made to the Guardian that she "wishes she was dead." The tweets have since been deleted, but as with everything on the Internet, her words live on. 

"I regret trusting the Guardian," she wrote. "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. His leading questions about persona and death were calculated." She also called the writer boring. 


But not so fast. The author of the piece, the Guardian's music editor Tim Jonze (not Alexis Petridis as Del Rey tweeted), posted a lengthy piece about her words, saying that she was "delightful company" and defended his words. Not convinced? He even went as far as posting the audio of their two-minute "death" chat. 

Here's how it went down:

Tim Jonze: This is quite a dark question to ask, but is there a fancy of dying young yourself you could subscribe to?

Lana Del Rey: Yeah, you know, I wish I was dead already.

TJ: Don't say that. 

LDR: But I do.

TJ: You don't! 

LDR: I do! I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am.

Listen to it below: