You and Lana Del Rey are good friends. How did you become pals?
I’ve known her a couple of years. I don’t remember how I met her, but I made a remix and worked with her on some music. I’ve hung out with her a bunch and she’s an interesting character. I worked on a song with called “BBM Baby” about BlackBerry Messenger.
What’s the best story that you have about her?
She came to my house once to work on some things, there was a check cashing place near us and since there aren’t really any banks in my area (Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan), she wanted to cash this check from her grandpa and we had to call him and verify all the identities because of all the theft nowadays. It took a half an hour, but she got her money.
Today I found some good scans of the latest V magazine at JustJared.buzznet.com and I’m happy to share them with you. You can also find an article on the official website by clicking here. Here’s an excerpt of it:
[….] “Oh my God,” she said in Cologne, “so much has happened in that short time. I didn’t even have a record deal then. In the space of four weeks everything just…happened.” By the time her first tour bus revved its engine at the start of autumn, she had become a glossy cover star, a viral marketer’s fantasy totem, an award winner, and a number-one recording artist on iTunes in Holland, France, the U.K., and Germany—courtesy of her exquisite noir ballad “Video Games”. It was a song she had crafted as the opening part of a breathy trilogy devoted to the broken heart, a subject she’d clearly learned much about in her twenty-five years of youth. [….]