Lana Del Rey Slams Interviewer for ‘Calculated’ Death Questions

by | PopCrush
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Lana Del Rey surprised fans last week when she was quoted in an interview with The Guardian that she wished she was dead.

“I wish I was dead already,” she was quoted as saying in an article published June 13. “I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.”

She was also quoted as saying that she was tired with her music and career. “That’s just how I feel,” she explained. “If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …”

Pretty grim, even for Lana Del Rey.

But in a series of tweets she posted on her own Twitter account Thursday, she defended herself claiming that the interviewer misled her into saying those things. Those tweets have since been deleted, but Billboard has published her statement before it was erased.

“i regret trusting the guardian- i didn’t want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent,” Del Rey tweeted. “Alexis was masked as a fan but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles / Maybe he’s actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about. His leading questions about death and persona were calculated.”

While the interview with the death quote was done by Tim Jonze, the Alexis that Del Rey is referencing to seems to be Alexis Petridis, who wrote a somewhat negative review of ‘Ultraviolence’ for The Guardian.

Del Rey released her latest album, ‘Ultraviolence,’ on June 13. Billboard projects that ‘Ultraviolence’ will reach the top spot when the Billboard Top 200 albums chart is released next week.

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