Lana Del Rey Blasts Interviewer Over 'I Wish I Was Dead' Quote
"His leading questions about death and persona were calculated," Del Rey writes regarding recent interview.
Lana Del Rey lost all of her shades of cool on Twitter last night, attacking the interviewer who recently profiled the pop singer and quoted her saying "I wish I was dead already."
The quote came in Tim Jonze's June 12 piece for The Guardian, which opens with Del Rey saying "I wish I was dead already" and the interviewer trying to convince the singer not to say such things. "That's just how I feel," she is quoted. "If it wasn't that way, then I wouldn't say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but…"
However, a string of tweets from Del Rey on Thursday night (June 19) call the exchange "calculated," and accused Jonze of being "sinister" in leading the singer into the quote. Those tweets have since been deleted, but linger on the Internet, where nothing disappears.
"i regret trusting the guardian- i didn't want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent," writes Del Rey. "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."
The "Alexis" Del Rey references is The Guardian's Alexis Petridis, who penned a not-so-kind review of her new album, "Ultraviolence," for the publication. Controversy aside, "Ultraviolence" is headed for the top spot of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.
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