July 16, 2014


Lana Del Rey is Rolling Stone's Latest (Reluctant) Cover Girl

Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone

Lana Del Rey has ditched the flower crowns and black and white flourishes for her very first Rolling Stone cover in favor of one of the cutest kittens we've ever seen in print and a sultry, comfy look. Cute cat and stylish portrait aside, the Ultraviolence singer opens up to the mag about some of the more infamous moments of her career to date.

The feature isn't available in full just yet, but it's plain to see from the get-go that Lana isn't shying away from the more uncomfortable conversation topics pertaining to her music—namely her Saturday Night Live performance and that interview she did with the Guardian where she made a comment about wishing she were already dead. Some choice quotes from the Rolling Stone cover story so far:

As to whether or not the RS cover story should run at all: "I'm not sure if they should run this story ... I feel like maybe we should wait until there's something good to talk about. You know? I just wish you could write about something else. There has to be someone else to be the cover story. Like, there has to be. Anybody."

Regarding the whole "I wish I were dead" thing: "Well, I feel f-cking crazy ... But I don't think I am. People make me feel crazy ... I find that most people I meet figure I kind of want to kill myself anyway. So, it comes up every time."

On being "selfish," and how she defines it in regards to her music: "I'm very selfish. I make everything for me, kind of. I mean, every little thing, down to the guitar and the drums. It's just for me … I don't want them to hear it and think about it. It's none of their business!"

And, finally, on SNL: "It wasn't dynamic, but it was true to form ... Everyone I knew suddenly wasn't so sure about me. They were like, 'Maybe I don't want to be associated with her – not a great reputation.'"

This sounds like just the tip of the LDR iceberg—and we're eager to read more.