Lana Del Rey was called out by Frances Bean Cobain for her controversial statement in a recent interview.
In her song “Dark Paradise,” from her album Dark Paradise, she explains that the soul of someone who means a lot to her is haunting her, and she wishes to be dead just as they are.
This topic was later revisited in an interview she did with The Guardian. Del Rey had told the reporter that she wished she was dead, she was quoted saying, “I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.”
Regardless of the circumstances involved with the interview, Del Rey hasn’t denied saying or meaning it. According to The Guardian, during the conversation that led to her making the statement written above, discussions of Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain occurred, both performers who died young.
This sparked interest from France Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain’s 22-year-old daughter. Although Del Rey never seemed to mention that dying would be a cool thing to do, but rather just something she wanted to do, Bean Cobain was quoted from Twitter saying, “I’ll never know my father because he died young and it becomes a desirable feat because people like you think it’s ‘cool’.
A lot of what went on between the two seemed to come from a misunderstanding, as Del Rey later explained in a tweet to Bean Cobain saying, “the other half of what I said wasn’t really related to the people we had mentioned/ I don’t find that part of music glam either.”
Both parties have since deleted the tweets, but that doesn’t mean they still aren’t circulating around the internet in the form of screen shots.