Lana Del Rey Doesn't Care Much for Feminism
If you're looking to Lana Del Rey to be the new generation's feminist figurehead, you're going to be sorely disappointed. According to the "West Coast" songstress, the whole idea doesn't really appeal to her.
"For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept," she tells Fader magazine in their new cover story. "I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested."
"My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants," she adds, noting that she employs the recurring theme of being choked in her music videos not because it's some sort of statement but simply that she likes "a little hardcore love" once in a while.
In the same interview, 27-year-old also admits she's experienced very dark times, namely when her record Born to Die was ripped to shreds by critics for being "the album equivalent of a faked orgasm."
"I was, you know, a mess. I totally wanted to kill myself every day," she says, adding that her boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill was "worried" for her at the time.
And apparently having dedicated fans didn't really help either.
"It was just heavy," she says, describing being "sick on tour for about two years with this medical anomaly that doctors couldn’t figure out."
"It's just heavy performing for people who really care about you, and you don’t really care that much about yourself sometimes," she continues. "I thought it was sad. I thought my position was sad. I thought it was sad to be in Ireland singing for people who really cared when I wasn’t sure if I did."