Frances Bean Cobain to Lana Del Rey: Don't Romanticize Death
Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, has some sharp words for Lana Del Rey, after the "Ultraviolence" singer told The Guardian, "I wish I was dead already."
Cobain reportedly responded to Lana's comments via Twitter, saying:
“The death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticise. I’ll never know my father because he died young and it becomes a desirable feat because people like you think it’s ‘cool’. Well, it’s f--king not. Embrace life, because you only get one life.”
This message has since been deleted, though Cobain did backpedal a bit and clarify her words:
I'm not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) June 23, 2014
The controversy goes back to Lana Del Rey's June 12 interview, in which she expanded on her admiration of Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, adding "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."
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Afterwards, Del Rey attempted to distance herself from these words by insinuating they were taken out of context by writer Tim Jonze. "I regret trusting the Guardian," she proclaimed in a since-deleted series of tweets.
All the drama is ultimately tied to the much buzzed-about release of Lana Del Rey's sophomore album, "Ultraviolence," which dropped June 17 and is expected to debut atop the Billboard 200.