Lana Del Rey may be sitting at #1 on the charts with her new album Ultraviolence, but she’s getting a lot more media attention over comments she made – then backtracked on – in an interview last week.

“I wish I was dead already,” the 28 year-old-singer told The Guardian‘s Tim Jonze while discussing the pressures of fame and the idolisation of music heroes like Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. When pressed by Jonze, she replied “I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this… That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it.”

While Del Rey herself picked a fight with the paper for their “sinister ambitions” and “calculated” approach, her disturbing comments caught the attention of someone particularly close to the subject.

Frances Bean Cobain, she of the excellent music taste and daughter of Kurt and Courtney, took to Twitter earlier this week with some truth bombs for Del Rey concerning her controversial interview, as MusicFeeds reports.

“The death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticise,” Frances Bean wrote to the ‘West Coast’ hit-maker in a series of since-deleted posts (which can still be viewed below). “I’ll know never know my father because he died young & it becomes desirable feat because people like you think it’s ‘cool’,” she continues. “Well, it’s fucking not. Embrace life, because you only get one life.”

When one fan swooped in to Del Rey’s defence, telling Cobain to “leave her the fuck alone”, she queried, “how is that attacking?” before deleting all of her personal advice to Lana and writing a public tweet: “I’m not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.”

Today, Del Rey responded to the posts.

The Ultraviolence singer has already attempted to dismiss The Guardian‘s interview, saying she was “lead” into discussing the romanticisation of young death, only for the writer, Tim Jonze, to hit back at the claims with his own opinion piece disproving his “sinister ambitions” by providing audio of the controversial segment (listen below).

“She can hardly complain about the subject matter: she’d been talking about her icons all dying young, she named her debut album Born To Die and had spent much of the 50 minutes previous to this point telling me how miserable she was,” writes Jonze.

“Ultimately, the problem with Lana’s complaint is that she doesn’t seem to know what she’s actually complaining about … she seems annoyed by the fact I wanted her to say interesting things and asked questions that caused her to do so. Well sorry, Lana, but that’s just me doing my job.”

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