It's no longer appropriate to sing her controversial 2012 song.
With the predatory uncurrent of Hollywood finally being unveiled, Lana Del Rey has decided to drop one of her tracks from any future set list. Her tune 'Cola' from her 2012 EP 'Paradise' has always been a controversial one, but in the current climate it would be a tasteless one to tour with.
Lana Del Rey performing at Way Out West festival
'Cola', which went on to feature in the reissue of her second album 'Born to Die: The Paradise Edition', was co-written by Rick Nowels with lyrics inspired by a comment that Lana's former boyfriend made about American girls.
'My boyfriend [Barrie-James O'Neill] is Scottish, he deems American girls very exotic', she said at the time. 'He once told me: 'You American girls walk around as if your p***ies tasted like Pepsi-Cola'.'
Thus the lyrics were written as: 'My p***y tastes like Pepsi Cola/ My eyes are wide like cherry pies/ I got sweet taste for men who are older/ It's been so it's surprise.'
However, that wasn't the only controversial comment she made in the song. She also made a barely veiled reference to Harvey Weinstein and his taste for young actresses, though it delivered in a light-hearted kind of way with no sexual harassment undertones.
'Harvey's in the sky with diamonds and it's making me crazy/ All he wants to do is party with his pretty baby', the song goes.
'When I wrote that song, I suppose I had a Harvey Weinstein/Harry Winston-type of character in mind', she told MTV. 'I envisioned, like, a benevolent, diamond-bestowing-upon-starlets visual, like a Citizen Kane or something. I'm not really sure. I thought it was funny at the time, and I obviously find it really sad now. I support the women who have come forward. I think they're really brave for doing that.'
Naturally, she believes it's 'only right' to retire the song from her future live sets, starting with her L.A. to the Moon Tour which begins in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 5th 2018.