Lana Del Rey is certainly no “gangster Nancy Sinatra” (or gangster anything, really), but the lady does know how to brush that dirt off her shoulder.
Her album Born to Die finally dropped today, yet many people are still having trouble getting past her much-maligned showing on Saturday Night Live, which 22.53 percent of you thought was SNL‘s worst musical outing of all time. (Ashlee Simpson “won” the poll with 54.85 percent.)
Del Rey, however, has no idea what you’re talking about.
“I actually felt good about it. I thought I looked beautiful and sang fine,” she told Rolling Stone, presumably with a straight face. “It felt OK.”
“The cast and crew said they loved it,” she added. “I know some people didn’t like it, but that’s just the way I perform, and my fans know that.”
Del Rey went on to discuss her ongoing backlash, which has been nurtured for so long it could very well achieve sentience soon.
“There’s backlash about everything I do,” she confirmed. “It’s nothing new. When I walk outside, people have something to say about it. It wouldn’t have mattered if I was absolutely excellent.”
So, what do you guys think? Is Del Rey absolutely excellent at walking? Has her SNL performance, like a fine wine, gotten better over time? Does finally being able to hear Born to Die change your perspective at all? No doubt, you’ll let us know in the comments.
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Lana Del Rey — Born to Die (Album Review)