Lana Del Rey is on the August cover of Complex. She had her interview with Complex’s chief content officer, but said she’d only do it under certain conditions.
She said on Instagram “I told complex I’d only do an on camera interview if it was in a dark bar filled with sailors, shot on a hand-held camera. They obliged, so here it is.” Lana also added “I’m awkward as fuck in it.”
You can purchase Lana’s cover as a poster on Complex’s website here.
You were living in New York when you put out Born to Die and I know that you went from being like normal New Yorker who rides the subway to Lana del Rey who’s on Page Six and is the subject of long thinkpieces in the Times.
That was fucked up. It just changed it. I remember I was working somewhere else and I was on my way back from there and I was getting on the 6 train, and TMZ was behind me the whole time.
On the train?
Yeah, I had run into this camera-man. It was the first time I had seen a paparazzi, but he wasn’t taking pictures, he was just filming. I don’t even know if I had ever seen that before ‘cause it’s someone with a VHS following you around.
Was he trying to talk to you?
Yeah, and I was answering and I sounded crazy. I went down and got my ticket, swiped it, waited for the train. I looked behind me, the guy had got a ticket too, and he was waiting too. I was like, Wait, is this real life? Honestly from then on one of those guys I had seen that day was just always there. I thought to myself, I think I gotta move somewhere.
Read the full interview here, or watch it below instead!
Whilst in London, Lana Del Rey stopped by the BBC Radio 1 studios to record an interview with Nick Grimshaw which premiered this morning at 7:50am BST on R1’s Breakfast Show.
You can read the first portion of the interview below, but be sure to head over to the BBC Radio 1 website to listen to Lana’s full interview. She appears around the 1h16m mark.
How was it returning to do a show here in London in the UK?
It was good. It was a lot for me. I made Born to Die in London, I spent years here. I did Glastonbury, I did my little set un Hull, but haven’t played in the middle of London for so long. I was kinda nervous but I love that venue. It was really fun and I saw so many faces I knew, kids I’ve seen over the last 5 years. I know them all, at least a good 25 of them.
You see them in the crowd whilst singing?
Yeah, we took the Eurostar from Paris to here and they were at the train station too. I knew who was coming.
Your fans are next level, really really dedicated. How is your interaction with your fans when you get off the train, off Eurostar. What is the one thing they always say to you?
They usually ask me about my hair. If I’ve changed the colour of it and they’ve got a lot of opinions about the height of it. So that’s usually the first thing.
What’s their preferred Lana Del Rey haircut?
High. Just really big.
It’s an iconic look. What do they want from you? Do they want a selfie, a video, an autograph? All of the above?
Do you have a go-to selfie face?
Does the UK feel different to anywhere else because you are huge all over the world? Whats different about the UK?
Yeah, it’s so different. It’s definitely probably my number 2 place that feels like home. That’s why I don’t always like to play, because it’s so weird. It’s like playing in New York. It’s too real. That being said I do think I’m going to do a couple of UK shows coming up. Hopefully in Liverpool and Glasgow in the next month.
People went crazy when you announced the (London) show and didn’t tickets go in 12 seconds?
Yeah that’s what they said.
So I imagine everyone in Liverpool and Glasgow right now are sat by a computer really nervously. You’ve got 23 second to do this guys, so good luck everybody.
Do you ever check Twitter after a show?
Yes. I couldn’t really do it the other night ’cause I just needed a minute, but yes sometimes I just wanna see pictures from it.
What is on your rider? I imagine now you can have whatever you want, you can push it.
yeah I do. I ask for a kettle and water and ginger.
Is that all you want?
Yeah… do we have anything else? Pizza. 6 kittens. 1 white horse.
So just the normal stuff. I heard one rumour that you like you own toilet which is an amazing rumour.
Yeah, well usually the bathrooms have full mirrors in them so I like to dance.
Public Appearances > 2017 > BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw in London, England (July 25)
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— BBC Radio1 Breakfast (@R1Breakfast) July 26, 2017
Whilst in London, Lana Del Rey was spotted visiting the BBC Radio 1 studios where she was interviewed by Nick Grimshaw. The interview will air on July 26 at 7:50am on BBC R1’s Breakfast show.
Candids > 2017 > At her hotel and visiting Parfums Caron in Paris, France (July 22)
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CALLING @LanaDelRey FANS 🎤
— BBC Radio1 Breakfast (@R1Breakfast) July 25, 2017
Whilst at Lollapalooza in Paris, Lana Del Rey was photographed and interviewed backstage for Le Parisien magazine. Le Parisien is out today in France so be sure to pick up your copy!
Below are some quotes from the interview. Thank you to EIenore for sharing!
“There has been terrible words pronounced in the White House lately about women’s rights.”
“I receive many gifts from my fans – I don’t keep everything but I keep all of the letters. I could make an album out of them”
“I remember all the bad critics in 2011, and I also remember all my fans, all those faces who have been supporting me.”
“I have always been understood by France, since the beginning, with the journalists. I have wonderful memories at Olympia”
Photoshoots > 2017 > For Le Parisien Magazine at Lollapalooza Paris by Philippe Lavieille
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On July 24, Lana Del Rey arrived in London where she performed at the O2 Academy in Brixton. She was photographed at the airport when she arrived and, as usual, took some time to chat with fans and take photos with them.
Did you attend? E-mail us your photos, videos and concert reports!
– Cruel World
– Shades of Cool
– Blue Jeans
– Born to Die
– Summertime Sadness
– Video Games
– Serial Killer
– White Mustang
– In My Feelings (snippet)
– Off to the Races
Candids > 2017 > Arriving at the airport in London, England (July 24)
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— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) July 24, 2017