Talk about getting burned!
Lana Del Rey recently did an interview with the Guardian, but she didn’t like how it turned out! So, she tweeted and deleted that the journalist who conducted it, Tim Jonze, coerced her to say things like “I wish I was dead already.”
Well, that apparently isn’t the case!
Audio from their interview has been released, and Jonze wrote and article about the actual interview. He said that LDR was happy to stay beyond their allotted one hour, and explained why he asked her about death at all:
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.
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.
Sounds like a standard interview to us!
Take a listen to the audio (below) and see what YOU think of this whole mess!
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