Lana Del Rey Wishes for Death in Troublesome Interview

Lana Del ReyWe love Lana Del Rey's melancholy sound as much as the next person (well, except for that one time on SNL, but whatevs), but maybe her moody dark side has finally gone too far.

In a recent interview with The Guardian about her upcoming sophomore album Ultraviolence, the 27-year-old "Video Games" singer made some startling comments about death. As in, she said she wished she were "dead already." Um, what?

"I wish I was dead already," she said, catching the interviewer off-guard. They'd been talking about some of her heroes, including Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, and he asked if she saw an early death as glamorous. She responded, "I don't know. Ummm, yeah," before wishing for her own untimely ending.

Apparently she really doesn't like being a pop star. She said she feels constantly critiqued and targeted by critics and just doesn't want to be alive at all.

"Family members will come on the road with me and say: 'Wow, your life is just like a movie!'" she shared. "And I'm like: 'Yeah, a really fucked-up movie.'"

Whoa. If she hates it so much she wishes she were dead, why the heck is she putting a second album out? She said she "knows what to expect" this time, but doesn't make it clear that she knows how to handle it now, which is worrisome to say the least.

It's hard to imagine someone as young, beautiful, talented, and successful as Lana wishing for death with such aplomb, so here's to hoping it's some weird way to promote her new album, which is said to be just as full of beautifully somber songs as her breakout Born to Die. Otherwise, it sounds like this girl needs some professional help, stat.

Do you think Lana Del Rey really has a death wish? Does this make you worry for her?


Image via Lana Del Rey/Instagram

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N_mar... N_maricle

Let me guess. Another victim of MK ultra?

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Shit like this makes me want to puke. You dont want to be a pop star? Why'd you sign the contract? She cannot possibly think that her experience would be any different than that of any other pop star that was ever fucked around by media, producers and the general public. This is a stunt. Its the same shit as Cobain and other's like Maynard James Keenan from Tool. Get over yourself and walk away. You have a choice. Stop whining to magazines because it makes you look weak and ignorant. It is in no way glamorous...

nonmember avatar skipper

I love her music but she is a bit of a drama queen. She will say anything for shock value. I'm not worried about her.

nonmember avatar mel

Yes she has enough money to move to the middle of no where , when no one will give a crap about who she is. But she doesnt. Because she likes the attention. She likes to feel like oh life is so hard poor me. Yeah with that attitude I agree stink. It's not the fame it's her own issues.


I'm pretty sure she said this to get attention...

Samal... Samalama319

It could be in her contract that she must do this, this, or this. You don't know what you're getting into until you're into it.

nonmember avatar Brad

Still not funny to make a comment like that. And yeah she needs professional medical help.

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