Frances Bean Cobain has scolded Lana Del Rey for declaring in a recent interview that she ‘wish[es] [she] was dead already’, telling the pop singer to stop glamorizing dying young and ’embrace’ life.
Del Rey had told The Guardian last week, ‘I wish I was dead already’ while discussing about premature deaths of fellow musicians like Amy Winehouse and Frances’ father Kurt Cobain. She later slammed her interviewer Tim Jonze, claiming that she was manipulated. But Jonze fired back at her for attacking his journalistic integrity and for not knowing exactly ‘what she’s actually complaining about.’ He also posted an audio of the interview that clearly showed that she made the comment (audio below).
In a series of tweets posted on Sunday, Frances – who was only a year old when her dad committed suicide – chided Del Rey for her remarks.
‘@LanaDelRey the death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticize,’ Frances began. ‘I’ll never know my father because he died young & it becomes a desirable feat because ppl like u think it’s “cool”.’
‘Well, it’s f**ing not. Embrace life, because u only get one life. The ppl u mentioned wasted that life.Don’t be 1 of those ppl,’ she continued. ‘ur too talented to waste it away.’
When some of Del Rey’s fans started accusing her of slamming their idol, Cobain replied, ‘I’m not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.’
Del Rey herself replied Cobain shortly afterwards, tweeting, ‘It’s all good. He was asking me a lot about your dad I said I liked him because he was talented not because he died young. The other half of what I said wasn’t really related to the people he mentioned. I don’t find that part of music glam either.’