Last week, Lana Del Rey caused herself a bit of controversy when she seemingly glorified death in an interview with the Guardian. “I wish I was dead already”, she told Guardian writer Tim Jonze, while discussing the late Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. “I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.”
Del Rey has since backtracked from the comments, claiming they were taken out of context. Even still, she’s receiving some tough love from a fellow young starlet, who knows all too well about personal tragedy and the implications of an early death.
Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt, took to Twitter early Monday morning to respond to Del Rey’s comments. “The death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticize,” she wrote in a series of tweets that have since been deleted (via FasterLouder). I’ll never know my father because he died young and it becomes a desirable feat because people like you think it’s ‘cool’. Well, it’s fucking not. Embrace life, because you only get one life.”
In a later tweet, she wrote: “I’m not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.”
I'm not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.—
Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) June 23, 2014