Lana Del Rey has never exactly been a ball of sunshine (except when she performed as Lizzie Grant in her first attempt at a singing career, but that's a different story). With comments she made in a recent interview with The Guardian, however, Lana's taken her gloomy disposition to a troubling new level.
"I wish I was dead already," says Lana early in the conversation. Things somehow get darker from there, with the singer listing Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse as two of her idols, and seeming to believe she can best emulate them by dying prematurely.
When the interviewer (sensibly) encourages her not to say such things, Lana - sounding very much like a morose teen - argues that she really means it.
"I do!" she exclaims. "I don't want to have to keep doing this but I am."
When the interviewer prompts Lana to explain what she means by "doing this," she elaborates, "Everything. That's just how I feel. If it wasn't that way then I wouldn't say it."
It's strange to imagine these words coming from the pouty lips of a wildly popular artist who looks young and beautiful without a drop of makeup. It's particularly unexpected since, by all accounts, Lana lives a life of moderation, and her departed heroes both died as direct results of their demons and addictions.
Then again, Lana recently sang at the Kimye wedding, which we imagine would be a uniquely soul-crushing experience.
We kid. But in all seriousness, here's hoping Lana is either playing up her damaged chanteuse persona in order to promote her album...or planning to seek out the help she clearly needs ASAP.