In a profile for the Guardian, Lana Del Rey spoke about her new album, “Ultraviolence,” and uttered a now much-contested quote about the allure of dying young. In a conversation about musicians that she and the world idolize — Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and others — the singer told Tim Jonze: “I wish I was dead already.” (The audio can be heard below.)
The piece and quote set off a firestorm of confusion and criticism — including from Lana Del Rey, who tweeted (and deleted) angry messages about the interview.
One of those to speak out was Frances Bean Cobain. In a series of tweets the daughter of the late Nirvana frontman and Courtney Love said:
Bean said the Tweets were not meant as an attack, but rather trying to give perspective.
Frances Bean Cobain was 1-and-a-half when her father committed suicide at the age of 27.