Anorak | Lana Del Rey vrs The Guardian: Frances Bean Cobain wins

Lana Del Rey vrs The Guardian: Frances Bean Cobain wins

by | 30th, June 2014



YOU may have missed it, because she’s so tragically dull, but Lana Del Rey recently said she was tired of living and basically glamorised singers who had died too young.

She said these words in the Guardian , which she then refuted by saying she was lead-on. The Guardian then published the audio of the conversation, which shows she wasn’t.

And that’s the long and the short of it.

However, saying you want to die; that’s catnip to anyone with a passing interest in outrage. A series of op-eds have appeared and everyone is tying themselves in knots. The real winners are Lana Del Rey’s publicity drive for her new album and The Guardian, who find themselves in a minor ‘NME/Richie Edwards/ 4REAL scenario.

There have to be losers though and, in this case, it is Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of the late Kurt Cobain.

Frances Bean, rightfully pointed out (on Twitter, natch: The new celebrity confessional booth now that rehab is old hat) to Del Rey that it isn’t quite so glamorous when you never got to know your father.

Del Rey said she had been asked “leading questions” when she was quoted as saying “I wish I was dead already”.

Frances Bean wrote to Del Rey, saying “the death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticize”. “It’s all good,” she said to Bean on Twitter. “He [the interviewer] was asking me a lot about your dad. I said I liked him because he was talented not because he died young.”

“The other

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