Lana Del Rey to play Jackie O and A$AP Rocky JFK in ‘National Anthem’ video

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The rapper says the forthcoming video is "some cool trippy shit"

A$AP Rocky has said that he has been cast as JFK in the video for Lana Del Rey‘s new single, ‘National Anthem’, alongside Del Rey, who plays the former US President’s wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, later Onassis.

Pitchfork – via 16bars.tv and HipHopDX – reports that the rapper said of the video: “I play JFK, she plays Jackie O. Some cool trippy shit, some real 2015 shit. People are going to get it in three years, and that’s the whole purpose of it.”

Lana Del Rey will release her new single, ‘National Anthem’, on July 8. The track is the latest to be taken from her debut LP, ‘Born To Die’, which was released at the start of the year. The album has sold two million copies globally.

A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey previously collaborated on a track called ‘Ridin”, which is mooted to appear on A$AP Rocky’s debut album, set to be titled ‘Long Live A$AP’.

Lana Del Rey is due to play a host of UK festivals, including this weekend’s Isle Of Wight Festival as well as Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend and Latitude Festival.

Earlier this month Lana Del Rey played Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre and debuted a brand new song, ‘Body Electric’, at the show. Scroll down to watch fan-shot footage of the track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrPjNInRjxU