Lana Del Rey: ‘I have to pray because I’ve been in so much trouble’

Singer says she was so badly behaved she has to plea for redemption

Lana Del Rey has revealed that she has to pray because she was so badly behaved when she was growing up.

The singer, who revealed earlier this week that her debut album would be titled ‘Born To Die’ and could be out on January 23, told The Sun that she had to seek redemption as she’d been in so much trouble in the past.

Speaking about her past, Del Rey said:

I pray, but I’ve had to, as I’ve been in so much trouble. Anything and everything you could fucking imagine. If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me, so I don’t go there.


She also discussed the progress of ‘Born To Die’, adding: “I’ve written all the melodies and lyrics and been working with producers, I couldn’t do it without them.”

Last week, Del Rey revealed that she hired a tiger for the video for ‘Born To Die’. She also admitted she wished she hadn’t been “so pouty” in the video for her hit single ‘Video Games’ and said she’d have put “more effort” into it if she knew how many people would be watching.

You can see a video of the singer performing ‘Video Games’ and discussing her debut LP on French television below, and find out what NME made of Lana Del Rey‘s first UK show in Manchester last month by visiting NME.COM/blogs.