Lana Del Rey Responds to Frances Bean Cobain's 'I Wish I Was Dead' Criticism
Frances Bean Cobain had some harsh words for Lana Del Rey after the "Ultraviolence" singer apparently glamorized the early death of Frances' father in an interview with The Guardian. But yesterday, Lana Del Rey replied to Cobain on Twitter and it looks like matters are going to be okay between the two.
In her responses, Del Rey echoed her earlier defense about the controversial interview -- that journalist Tim Jonze misled her and misinterpreted her quotes. First, she assures Cobain that she admires her father for the right reasons:
@alka_seltzer666 it's all good. He was asking me a lot a out your dad I said I liked him because he was talented not because he died young-— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) June 23, 2014
And in her second tweet, Del Rey says her quote was not meant to be linked to artists like Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse:
@alka_seltzer666 the other half of what I said wasn't really related to the people he mentioned/ I don't find that part of music glam either— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) June 23, 2014
The conflict between the two began when Cobain blasted Del Rey in a since-delated tweet, saying:
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"The death of young musicians isn’t something to (sic) 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."
Shortly after, Cobain back pedaled some, saying she had no animosity towards Lana Del Rey, but wanted to "put things in perspective from personal experience."
After the Guardian interview ran June 12, 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.