Lana Del Rey has hit back at criticism of her performance on Saturday Night Live and claimed that “people don’t have anything nice” to say about her music.
Del Rey’s appearance on the flagship US TV programme proved controversial as she attracted criticism from performers including Juliette Lewis, but the ‘Video Games’ star told Rolling Stone that she hadn’t been unhappy with her performance.
Del Rey, who released her debut LP ‘Born To Die’ yesterday (January 30), said:
I actually felt good about it. I thought I looked beautiful and sang fine.
Talking about the backlash that she’s faced since her rise to superstardom, meanwhile, she said: “There’s backlash about everything I do. It’s nothing new. When I walk outside, people have something to say about it.
“It wouldn’t have mattered if I was absolutely excellent. People don’t have anything nice to say about this project. I’m sure that’s why you’re writing about it.”
Yesterday, Fame Academy winner David Sneddon refuted claims that Del Rey was a “manufactured” artist. Sneddon, who co-wrote the track ‘National Anthem’ for the singer, insisted that the lyrics were “incredibly personal to her” and said he’d like to work with her again.
Last week, Del Rey insisted that her life was “really normal” despite her rise to superstardom and even claimed that she still had the same babysitting job that she’d had before she became famous. She also recently announced plans to re-release her original debut album, which was officially released in 2010 under her real name, Lizzie Grant.