10 Things Lana Del Rey Could Do To Stop The Hate

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lana del rey flag 2011 10 Things Lana Del Rey Could Do To Stop The Hate

Lana Del Rey is the pretty new girl in class, and for some reason, instead of accepting her with open arms, the music community has resorted to the behavior of middle-schoolers. Certain cliques have put her on a pedestal, others have unashamedly bashed her, but everyone is talking, and the gossip doesn’t stop. The latest topic of conversation is her U.S. television debut on SNL, which has left some people (even NBC’s Brian Williams) feeling so dissatisfied that they are compelled to take action, which in most cases means going on Twitter and calling her names.

Now, we have no problem with name-calling, but Lana Del Rey doesn’t deserve this. First of all, we like her music. “Video Games” was one of the Best Songs of 2011, and since she’s been on the scene, she hasn’t disappointed. Secondly, her slight awkwardness is understandable—she’s been thrust into the spotlight with the quickness, and she already has to deal with bullshit. Her visible discomfort on the SNL stage is kind of charming, in a humanizing way. Lastly, hating on “sell outs” is dead, so even if you think Lana is manufactured, fake, whatever, just let that girl cook.

We hope that everyone would stop hating and we could just enjoy Lana’s inevitable rise into power, but the haters are persistent, like maggots. She may have to take some action. Here are some ideas.

  • HeatherNicole

    thank u,, exactly wat u said,, i love her and her music is beyond great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • herb

    How about everyone just mind’s their own fucking business and leave her alone?

  • JonnySky

    I know this is off-topic, sorry, but is your name connected to the rapper Hopsin? Heather Nicole is one of his songs

  • JonnySky

    lol did that

  • Noor Sahota

    You know what an artist is? Everyone has lots of sides- dark, light, happy sad, crazy, sane. So far her primary theme tends to be the tragedy that is fleeting youth and life. They can have many sides to them. Lana Del Rey is not just a person, it’s an art form. An art form you can be a part of and feel every-time you listen to her music. Whether that’s in Kony Island, Santa Monica, or living the American dream. ART is not a lie, it has stories to tell, whether they are real or not. She’s perfect. Now I don’t care if she is Lizzy Grant, or who her daddy is. I LOVE her art, and don’t go researching about her history like you. Only you have time to do that. I prefer her better than those devil worshiping Katy Perry or Nicki Minaj types of puppet singers. Lana breaks the rules. No wonder she’s not as famous- she’s not a puppet like most people in the music industry.

  • ThatsTheTicket

    That sounds like the opposite of what she does, but OK. Unless I’m mistaken in thinking that everyone in Hollywood pretends to have integrity, until they’re offered a ton of money and drugs. She already sounded like she was on a bad acid trip when she was singing, she didn’t need to be exposed to the myriad of drugs in Hollywood. The bottom line is, she is marketing herself to hipsters (like those commenting on this article) and they are sucking it up through a straw because they’re morons. That’s why people become hipsters. They don’t really plan on acting like neo-hippies, they just have no personality, so they make up for it by acting like everyone else. Just like Lizzie Grant aka Lana Del Rey. She has no singing ability, but is marginally attractive, so she markets herself as the “anti-hollywood” hipster songstress. She is the biggest fucking ass-kiss i have ever seen with the most generic answers to her favorite artists, again because she has no personality. She lies about being born and raised in New York City, she was born in the mountains of upstate New York and acts like someone from the mountains of upstate New York who has just tasted coke for the first time. If there was any artist that deserves to die of an overdose, it’s Lana Del Rey.

  • Margaret

    Marginally Attractive?

  • (^ω^)

    She can’t sing for shit, she writes like a middle school girl, she represents the vibrant tumblr community of obnoxious white fourteen year old girls, she’s changed her name and image like three times, and she picks fights with her superiors.

  • yep

    You’re on my page man. She’s such a try hard idiot. Voice sucks, lyrics suck, image sucks.

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  • metronomic1

    jealousy is amusing.

  • MoMo

    Lana Del Rey is one of the most talented artists in the music industry. Her music is very beautiful, inspirational, and very exquisite. Her music is all autobiographical, meaning they have true meaning and real life background, things that have happened to her in the past. She has saved so many people’s lives and she is very humble and loving to her fans. All her music is inspirational, and the reason why I think people don’t like her is because they don’t understand her music. In the song National Anthem, she’s actually being sarcastic and showing how America is with money. How we are so selfish with it and how we think money is the only thing in this world that makes us happy. It shows that she is very theatrical in a way, showing how America is like. She portrays many characters in her music as well. In Blue Jeans, she plays a person who lost her loved one and basically suffers through the Melancholy of it all. One of my favorites is Off to the races and people always give this song negative feedback. Off to the Races is about having a controlling, dominate, relationship with an older man, sort of like what we see in the book and movie Lolita, which is what Lana Del Rey based her song “Lolita”, itself and “Off to the Races.” She is amazing guys really. If you’ve only listened to a couple songs and have already decided that you don’t like her, listen to her whole damn album and then come talk to me. Not only that but learn about her background, where she comes from, and watch some interviews and you will see that she is such a sweet and humble, gifted person. I love her so freakin much and adore her. She has a very special place in my heart, she is my idol, my inspiration, my love, and without her I don’t know what music I would listen to her. I love you Lana, you are the best! Lots of love!