Lana Del Rey

Like her fellow internet-debated up-and-comer ASAP Rocky, the alternately loved and hated swoon-pop lightning rod Lana Del Rey has fallen into the antiquated arms of the major-label system. Actually, rumor has long had it that LDR has been a part of the Interscope roster ever since “Video Games” first started making the rounds. And now, as Pitchfork points out, Billboard has confirmed it: Lana Del Rey is an Interscope artist, and she’s got an album due next year. She’s also working on a video for the song “Born 2 Die,” so that’ll be something else to fight over.

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  1. I’m glad to see this news finally confirmed as I’ve grown wary from writing this on here in every post while others refused to believe it. Now can we stop referring to her music as “indie”? (knowing full well that term holds little weight to it these days.)

  2. god how fake can this fake person get.

  3. I’m waiting for her post-rehab Eno-produced album.

  4. I think if she can make money then she should do it. Period. I think you have to be at least mildly calculated to succeed in the arts. John Currin started out as an abstract painter and then realized that he no one was making easel sized paintings of figures at the time so he started to do that and he succeeded based on his reaction to what was going on. Nicholas Winding Refn has said that he wants to do the “opposite” of whatever has come before him in an effort to be different. Meaning this: he is willing to contradict his own instincts if it means he can do something you haven’t seen. Artists do it all the time in an effort to progress. Lana Del Ray realized that there were not many people dressing like she is now or making videos like she is now, so she did that. And what is wrong with that? The very idea that hipsters (the most inauthentic “culture” in existence) are calling this person illegitimate for doing what she is doing is insulting. The same people that wear indian feathers in clubs, and dress like lumber jacks (even though they live in Brooklyn) or as though they were blue collar even when they’ve never done manual labor. I mean, it’s bullshit. The press is perpetuating this like children and the children that read it are helping out. Fuck you juvenile do nothing assholes. If people can make money with the arts, let them make money and shut the fuck up.

    • Awesome: “The very idea that hipsters (the most inauthentic “culture” in existence) are calling this person illegitimate for doing what she is doing is insulting. The same people that wear indian feathers in clubs, and dress like lumber jacks (even though they live in Brooklyn) or as though they were blue collar even when they’ve never done manual labor.?

    • No one is saying there is anything wrong about making money…. however the moment Interscope tries to change her, she will be a sell-out and there is nothing admirable about that. She will no longer be identified as an independent musician.

  5. I just think that she is really hot. Call me crazy.

    • I’m not going to call you crazy. I’m going to call you ‘of the same mind as the Interscope executives who signed her’.

      And then, I’m going to agree with you 100% and then watch more videos of her and drool.

  6. She’s always been signed to Interscope.

    You guys are idiots today.

  7. Who gives a fuck?

  8. Yeah and I heard that fucking pharrell went to mcdonalds today this isn’t news.

  9. I’m going to tell Lana that I’m having a little welcome to Interscope party for her but there is no party and then when she shows up I’ll laugh and say “oh it’s the wrong night” and then she’ll laugh and say “one glass couldn’t hurt” and then I will put my mouth on her mouth!

  10. Who cares? She writes good songs, and that’s all that matters.

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