Frances Bean Cobain vs. Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey's flair for the dramatic ended up getting her in trouble earlier this year when, in an interview with Tim Jonze of The Guardian, Del Rey told the writer, "I wish I was dead already." The statement came in the context of Del Rey's unhappiness with pop stardom. "I don't want to have to keep doing this, but I am," she said. "I wouldn't be scared if I knew [death] was coming." Del Rey later tried to distance herself from the quotes, suggesting in a series of tweets that she didn't want to continue the interview but the "journalist was persistent." Jonze discredited this version of events, saying that the singer "was delightful company" for their full 70-minute interview time, even posting the audio in which Del Rey made the comments. One person who was less than delighted was Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the late Kurt Cobain, who tweeted, "The death of young musicians is nothing to romanticize." (When admonished by a Del Rey fan, Cobain clarified that she had no animosity toward the singer.) Del Rey then tweeted at Cobain, "It's all good. [The interviewer] was asking me a lot about your dad. I said I liked him because he was talented, not because he died young. . .I don't find that part of music glam either."