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Lana Del Rey: 'I wish I was dead already'

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July 4, 2012. Singer Lana del Rey performs in the Miles Davis Hall during the 46th Montreux Jazz Festival. (Reuters)

Lana Del Rey admitted in an interview that she wishes she was already dead reports Rob Shuter of VH1's "The Gossip Table." The hip crooner, speaking with The Guardian UK, was discussing her heroes, members of the “27 club,” like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain when she blurted out, “I wish I was dead already.” When the interviewer instinctively replied to not say that Del Rey countered back, “But I do… That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it.”

The chanteuse also revealed that she had been working on a song called “Brooklyn Baby” that she had written with him in mind : he’d wanted to work with Del Rey so she flew to New York to meet him.

“I took the red eye,” she recalled, “touched down at 7am and two minutes later he’d died.”

While she performed at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding, Del Rey pondered on why she hasn’t achieved the same level of success as fellow musician Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga.

"Well, maybe those people are true provocateurs," she said. "But I'm really not and never have been. I don't think there's any shock value in my stuff – well, maybe the odd disconcerting lyric – but I think other people probably deserve the criticism, because they're eliciting it."

Del Rey’s second album, “Ultra Violence,” is due out next Tuesday.

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