Lana Del Rey Is "Annoyed" That Sex Didn’t Get Her a Record Deal

Lana Del Rey has had a rather delicate relationship with the media recently. After her conversation

Music 
174 Hypes 0 Comments

Lana Del Rey has had a rather delicate relationship with the media recently. After her conversation Guardian writer Tim Jonze has been misinterpreted — she was quoted, “I wish I was dead already,” — the California singer found herself putting things straight and letting the world know that she was referring to a slew of ill-fated performers he brought up — Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix — as inspirations. This week, another controversial interview with the Ultraviolence singer has arrived, as excerpts of her upcoming Complex cover story, “Against the Grain,” has arrived, where she discusses her new song, “Fucked My Way to the Top.” Del Rey admits that unlike the song, sleeping around didn’t get her anywhere:

“It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that,” Del Rey said. “You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.”

Additionally, she shares that she has come to terms with the critical response to Born To Die:

“The good thing about catching so much grief from critics is that you literally do not fucking care,” Lana admits. “That’s what I expect now from my career, that the music is going to be great and the reaction’s going to be fucked up.”

Further topics include smoking on stage (“I’m a chain-smoker”) and her reason for covering Nina Simone‘s “The Other Woman” on Ultraviolence.

“I relate to being the person who people come to for ‘such a change from the old routine,’ but not being the main thing,” she reveals. “I had a long-term relationship for seven years with someone who was the head of a label and I felt like I was that change of routine.”

Read the full story over at Complex.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Lana Del Rey Delivers New Single "Arcadia"
Music

Lana Del Rey Delivers New Single "Arcadia"

The latest cut from her upcoming album ‘Blue Banisters.’

Eric Bana Is Happy He Didn’t Do More 'Hulk' Films
Entertainment

Eric Bana Is Happy He Didn’t Do More 'Hulk' Films

“…work security doesn’t speak to me. I like work insecurity.”

Lana Del Rey Releases Three New Singles From Upcoming Album 'Blue Banisters'
Music

Lana Del Rey Releases Three New Singles From Upcoming Album 'Blue Banisters'

The record is set to release on July 4.


Lana Del Rey Delivers Eight Studio Album 'Blue Banisters'
Music

Lana Del Rey Delivers Eight Studio Album 'Blue Banisters'

Marking her second full-length release of the year.

Converse All Star Chuck Taylor 1970s "Guitar Strap"
Footwear Fashion

Converse All Star Chuck Taylor 1970s "Guitar Strap"

Converse puts forward a new rendition of its hallmark All Star Chuck Taylor in a vibrant new color

HYPETRAK TV: Ab-Soul - In Times
Music 

HYPETRAK TV: Ab-Soul - In Times

Like it or not, it’s TDE season. ScHoolboy Q got the ball rolling this year with his chart-topping

Common Performs with Jhené Aiko & Vince Staples on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Music 

Common Performs with Jhené Aiko & Vince Staples on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Good news for fans of Common: just hours after releasing his Target-exclusive track, “City to

Drake Joins J. Cole For 'Dollar & A Dream Tour' In Los Angeles
Music 

Drake Joins J. Cole For 'Dollar & A Dream Tour' In Los Angeles

J. Cole had a surprise for fans at the Los Angeles leg of his ‘Dollar & A Dream’ tour, as

James Blake, Danny Brown, Jamie XX & More Listed For 12-Week 'The Warehouse Project' Line-Up
Music 

James Blake, Danny Brown, Jamie XX & More Listed For 12-Week 'The Warehouse Project' Line-Up

Back for another 12-week musical takeover, The Warehouse Project has unveiled its line-up for this


Action Bronson Brings 'F*ck, That's Delicious' to the UK
Music 

Action Bronson Brings 'F*ck, That's Delicious' to the UK

For the third installment of his popular Fuck, That’s Delicious series, which captures his culinary

Nightcrawler Official Trailer
Entertainment

Nightcrawler Official Trailer

Director Dan Gilroy presents a glimpse at his latest film Nightcrawler via this trailer. Set in

Moncler Reintroduces Its Longue Saison Down Jacket
Fashion

Moncler Reintroduces Its Longue Saison Down Jacket

For 2014 fall/winter, French-Italian fashion house Moncler presents an updated look to its 2008

Deluxe 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook
Fashion

Deluxe 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Japanese brand Deluxe has unveiled its 2014 fall/winter lookbook with a preview to pieces suited

Côte&Ciel 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Fashion

Côte&Ciel 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Accessories label Côte&Ciel has released its latest offerings for its 2014 fall/winter

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.