Guardian Writer Hits Back At Lana Del Rey Hitting Back At Him

Earlier this month, The Guardian published a profile on Lana Del Rey in which she was quoted as saying “I wish I was dead already”. So far, so melodramatic, so Lana Del Rey. The story took a kinda unexpected twist two days ago when the singer tweeted a semi-intelligible rant to Twitter:

Lana’s not even the first high profile musician in the past month to read their own words back and blame “the media” – that distinction goes to Jack White. Now The Guardian’s released the audio from the interview, which confirms that there’s not really any context missing from the quote:
But confusingly – as reporter Tim Jonze points out – she doesn’t even seem to be disputing she ever said the words:
“Ultimately, the problem with Lana’s complaint is that she doesn’t seem to know what she’s actually complaining about. She’s not alleging that I made up her quotes, nor is she claiming that they’ve been “twisted” or that we’ve printed them out of context. Instead 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.”
More like DRAMA Del Rey, am I right?!

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