Del Rey blasts journo
Lana Del Rey. Picture: Supplied

Lana Del Rey has hit out at a British newspaper that published quotes where she claimed she wished she was dead.

The US pop star, whose album Ultraviolence is sitting at No.3 in the Australian iTunes charts, was featured in a story in The Guardian last week that revolved around her obsession with death.

The article, titled "Lana Del Rey: I Wish I Was Dead Already", included quotes from the singer saying she longed for death and idolised stars like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, who both died at 27.

"I don't want to have to keep doing this . . . everything," Del Rey said.

"That's just how I feel. If it wasn't that way, then I wouldn't say it.

"I would be scared if I knew death was coming, but . . ."

However, the Young and Beautiful hitmaker has now blasted the journalist, Tim Jonze, in a series of tweets, claiming he had "sinister ambitions".

"His leading questions about death and persona were calculated," one tweet, now deleted, read. She went on: "I regret trusting The Guardian - I didn't want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent."

Jonze has since responded to Del Rey's comments with a new article, where he defended his line of questioning.

"She can hardly complain about the subject matter: she'd been talking about her icons all dying young and she named her debut album Born to Die," he wrote.

The West Australian

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