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'SNL' Defends Lana Del Rey On Weekend Update (VIDEO)

02/05/2012 10:19 am ET | Updated Feb 06, 2012

In its first post-Lana Del Rey episode, "Saturday Night Live" took the opportunity to defend the singer against the criticism her performance on the show three weeks ago received.

Kristen Wiig as Del Rey stopped by "Weekend Update" to chat with Seth Meyers about the backlash, and credited her detractors with being absolutely right. "Based on the public's response, I must have clubbed a baby seal while singing the Taliban national anthem."

She went on to say that critics were right to take her to task for changing her name and for not being seasoned enough to perform on the show: "The music stage on 'Saturday Night Live' is hallowed ground, and I failed to reach the high bar set by past guests like Bubba Sparxxx, The Baha Men and Shaggy."

Watch the full clip above and let us know if you thought the backlash against Del Rey was unwarranted.

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