Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Rey Lashes Out At Reporter Over 'Sinister' Death Interview

Singer Lana Del Rey has sparked a war of words with a journalist for Britain's The Guardian newspaper after taking issue with the writer for asking her questions about death during a recent interview.

The Summertime Sadness star hit headlines last week (ends13Jun14) when Tim Jonze's article was published, with the 27 year old apparently admitting she found the premature deaths of tragic soul singer Amy Winehouse and rocker Kurt Cobain glamorous, declaring, "I wish I was dead already".

The singer's disturbing comments stunned many of her fans and she took to Twitter.com late on Thursday (19Jun14) to try and explain herself and clear up the controversy.

In a series of messages, Del Rey accused The Guardian reporter of acting in a "sinister" manner, writing, "His leading questions about death and persona were calculated but hiding sinister ambitions and angles...

"I regret trusting the Guardian - I didn't want to do the interview but the journalist was persistent. Alexis (sic) was masked as a fan."

Her biting remarks, which have since been deleted from Twitter, caught the attention of Jonze, who fired back at Del Rey by publishing another article in The Guardian on Friday (20Jun14), poking fun at her for failing to even remember the name of her interviewer.

Jonze went on to defend his angle for the interview, explaining, "It's not pleasant asking a pop star if she thinks the idea of dying young herself is attractive - it's a dark question, but it's not a leading one. She has every opportunity to say no. And she can hardly complain about the subject matter: she'd been talking about her icons all dying young, she named her debut album Born to Die and had spent much of the 50 minutes previous to this point telling me how miserable she was."

He adds, "Ultimately, the problem with Lana's complaint is that she doesn't seem to know what she's actually complaining about. She's not alleging that I made up her quotes, nor is she claiming that they've been 'twisted' or that we've printed them out of context. Instead she seems annoyed by the fact I wanted her to say interesting things and asked questions that caused her to do so. Well sorry, Lana, but that's just me doing my job."

Jonze also released a two-minute audio clip from their lengthy chat to prove he had not coaxed Del Rey into making the death declaration.


Contactmusic

Tags: Lana Del Rey

Advertisement

More Lana Del Rey

This Is Not A Drill. Lorde Is Curating The Soundtrack To "Mockingjay - Part I"

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, whom you may know better as Lorde, is 17 years old, an outspoken feminist and took the music industry by storm in 2013....

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not sleep her way to the top. And she’s actually quite upset...

Sam Smith Beaten By Lana Del Rey To Billboard No.1

Besides a promising musician, Sam Smith’s debut record has also shown him to be a savvy businessman – but not enough. In an effort to...

Lana Del Rey Admits "People Make Me Feel Crazy" While Landing Bizarre Rolling Stone Cover

Undoubtedly, one common aspect of Lana Del Rey's music is the constant element of sadness.And with songs like 'Born To Die' and 'Summertime Sadness,' many...

Advertisement

A Week In News: Silly Celebs Special - Lana Drama, Shia's Arrest, Oldman's Foot-In-Mouth

Lana Del Rollercoaster: Lana Del Rey has had a week she'll never forget. The pop star's new album, Ultraviolence, has been met with positivity by...

Lana Del Rey Scores First Billboard 200 Number One With 'Ultraviolence'

Lana Del Rey has managed to land her first album to top the Billboard 200 with her new release, Ultraviolence. The follow-up to 2012's well-received...

Lana Del Rey's Longtime Boyfriend, Barrie James O'Neill, Denies Split

On Tuesday (June 24th) Lana Del Rey seemed to have confirmed that she is now a single woman.The 28 year-old singer confessed to have separated...

So Who Was Lana Del Rey's Boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill?

Lana Del Rey appears to be now back on the market after splitting from Barrie-James O’Neill, the singer’s boyfriend/rumoured fiancee. Whilst the split has probably...

Advertisement

Comments

Lana Del Rey Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Lana Del Rey

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All