Which Lana Del Rey song is about Harvey Weinstein?
With a winged eye that could rival Adele's and an aura of whimsy that casts a dreamy spell over anyone who listens, Lana Del Rey is the cool older cousin of American modern music. Releasing her fifth album, Lust for Life among announcing her world tour (including a select number of lucky Australian cities), the 'White Mustang' singer has had an extremely productive 2017. Another man who has also made headlines for all the wrong reasons this year and thus needs no more of an introduction is Harvey Weinstein.
In wake of the Weinstein allegations, there had been various rumours around Lana Del Rey's 2012 song 'Cola' and possible links to the Hollywood hot-shot. The lyrics state: "Harvey's in the sky with diamonds / And it's making me crazy / All he wants to do is party with his pretty baby."
In an interview with MTV News, Lana Del Rey confirmed that the song was inspired by Harvey Weinstein: "When I wrote that song, I suppose I had a Harvey Weinstein/Harry Winston-type of character in mind," Del Rey said. "I envisioned, like, a benevolent, diamond-bestowing-upon-starlets visual, like a Citizen Kane or something. I'm not really sure. I thought it was funny at the time and I obviously find it really sad now. I support the women who have come forward. I think they're really brave for doing that."
When asked if she would retire performing the song Del Rey responded: "I don't feel comfortable with it now... Definitely. That would be the only right thing to do." The decision to cut 'Cola' from her set also follows allegations around sexual abuse from other Hollywood names this week including Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner and Jeremy Piven.
In the interview Del Rey also hinted at what song we can expect to see a video for next; throwing the names of singles 'Get Free' and 'Cherry' into the mix. You can watch the interview with MTV News below.
Lana Del Rey will be touring Australia in March 2018. Tickets available through Ticketmaster's resale service here.
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