The article in question was written by Tim Jonze with the headline "Lana Del Rey: ‘I Wish I Was Dead Already.'" In the piece, Jonze quotes the singer as saying, "I wish I was dead already" and "I do! I don't want to have to keep doing this...Everything. That's just how I feel. If it wasn't that way, then I wouldn't say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but..." Rey also claimed her music idols are Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, who both died at age 27.
Flash-forward to yesterday, when Rey took to Twitter to blast the article, Jonze and The Guardian's music critic Alexis Petridis (the tweets has since been deleted).
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"i regret trusting the guardian- i didn't want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent," the "West Coat" singer wrote prior to deletion. "Alexis was masked as a fan but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles Maybe he's actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about. His leading questions about death and persona were calculated."
Jonze also responded to the controversy and posted a follow-up story defending himself against Rey's accusations.
"It's not pleasant asking a pop star if she thinks the idea of dying young herself is attractive—it's a dark question, but it's not a leading one," he wrote today. "She has every opportunity to say no. And she can hardly complain about the subject matter: she'd been talking about her icons all dying young [and] she named her debut album Born to Die."
Listen to the audio from the Guardian interview below.