Summertime sadness, much?
Lana Del Rey recently chatted with The Guardian UK, and rather than expressing gratitude towards her fans and discussing her new album, she went to the dark side when talking about the late Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, both of whom died when they were Lana's age.
"I wish I was dead already. I don't know. Ummm, yeah," the 27-year-old singer told writer Tim Jonze. Jonze told her not to say that, but she countered, "But I do. I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am. That's just how I feel. If it wasn't that way, then I wouldn't say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but…" And she says it's about "everything," not just her music. Umm, should we be preparing an obit for her? Or arranging for someone to smack some sense into her?
Lana grew up in Lake Placid, New York as Elizabeth Grant, and though her father is a millionaire and it sounds like she had a pretty privileged upbringing, she doesn't seem grateful for that either. Lana said that when her family comes on the road with her, they're in awe of her lifestyle, but she's clearly not. "[They say], 'Wow, your life is just like a movie! And I'm like, 'Yeah, a really f*cked-up movie.'"
When asked about her rise to fame, she added, "I never felt any of the enjoyment. It was all bad, all of it." So what does she think about other pop stars getting slammed by the media? "Well maybe those people are true provocateurs," she says of Miley Cyrus, Lily Allen and Lady Gaga. "But I'm really not and never have been. I don't think there's any shock value in my stuff – well, maybe the odd disconcerting lyric – but I think other people probably deserve the criticism, because they're eliciting it."
Ummm ... we love her music, but this interview makes us want to boycott her entirely...