The renowned DJ Samantha Ronson is back in the spotlight, and for once it's on her own accord. Her name was a staple in the tabloids a few years ago, when she began stepping out with the then-party girl Lindsay Lohan. In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Ronson talked, albiet vaguely, about her tumultuous relationship with the actress and its influence on her new album, Chasing the Reds.
"When I first started making the record two years ago, my life was so public,” Ronson said. "I didn’t want to make a record where people would say, ‘This song is about that.’ But I think there’s also a way to keep things specific and private without losing a connection with the listener.”
She's not exaggerating about her personal life being public. Her relationship with Lohan, which was on-and-off from 2008 to 2010 or so, was hard to miss, filling the pages of celebrity weeklies and blogs. Lohan often played coy about her relationship with Ronson as well.
"I don't want to classify myself," she told Harper's Bazaar in 2008. "First of all, you never know what's going to happen — tomorrow, in a month, a year from now, five years from now. I appreciate people, and it doesn't matter who they are, and I feel blessed to be able to feel comfortable enough with myself that I can say that."
Though Ronson doesn't specifically mention Lohan, The Daily Beast questioned Ronson about lyrics from her song, "Sometimes When You Win, You Lose."
“I just wanted to find some peace with you / You needed the noise as proof / And we started this war on the same side / Now I feel just like a hostage in the room / But I’m trying to find a way out alive."
Ronson wouldn't confirm the song was about her relationship with Lohan -- but she didn't deny it either.
“Maybe they’d be right. Maybe they’d be wrong,” she told The Daily Beast when told that listeners would likely presume the lyrics were referring to Lohan. “I wrote that song when I was with the person that it’s about. They knew what it was about when I wrote it."
“Most people would assume that it’s figurative, that it’s about emotions. But maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s actually literal,” Ronson added. “It was not a healthy relationship.”
But now it looks as if both Ronson and her former paramour have moved onto bigger and better things. Lohan is slowly getting her life back on track after a year filled with felony theft charges and numerous probation hearings. She's set to host "Saturday Night Live" March 3 and will portray Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime movie and vows to ""not let anyone down, especially myself."
For more from Ronson, head over to The Daily Beast.