On June 13th, Lana Del Rey dropped her new album Ultraviolence and while I had only briefly glanced at the track list, I was automatically intrigued by the title of one of her songs “Fucked my way to the top”.
Lana has never been shy about talking about her sexploits, so I wasn’t even surprised when it took me one short google click with that song title to find an interview where she admits that she’s slept with a lot of guys in the music business, but surprisingly, she states that didn’t help her career at all.
She says about the song: “It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that… You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.” It’s a very Lana Del Rey thing to say, honestly. Especially since her last album had heavy themes of “I’m attracted to people who buy me things” and she seems to call her lovers “daddy”. But hey, I’m definitely not saying that’s a bad thing. Everybody likes pretty things. Hell, I would buy her pretty things. Have you seen her? She doesn’t even have to sleep with me… she could probably just sing to me and I’d get off. (Okay so I have a crush.)
To be honest, I’m surprised Lana hasn’t posed a la Miley Cyrus yet and the only nudes we’ve gotten are the ones I’ve embedded into this post, considering she’s very open with sexuality and the likes.
In case you were wondering, Lana Del Rey doesn’t exclusively sleep with people who work in the music industry, apparently she says she’s just looking for “a hands-on love,” and expanded: “How can I say this without getting into too much trouble? I like a tangible, passionate love. For me, if it isn’t physical, I’m not interested.”
So I guess we still have a chance.