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!