In a profile published by The Guardian on June 12, Lana Del Rey discussed her heroes -- Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse -- and that she saw glamour in death. "I wish I was dead already," she said. After the interviewer challenged her, Del Rey responded, "I do! I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am."
On Sunday, June 22, Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, called out Del Rey's comments in a series of tweets, warning the artist that "the death of young musicians isn't something to romanticize."
Cobain explained that she will never be able to know her father, who killed himself in 1994, less than two years after she was born. She encouraged Del Rey to "embrace life":
@LanaDelRey the death of young musicians isn't something to romanticize (cont)
@LanaDelRey I'll never know my father because he died young & it becomes a desirable feat because ppl like u think it's "cool"(cont)
@LanaDelRey Well, it's fucking not. Embrace life, because u only get one life. The ppl u mentioned wasted that life.Don't be 1 of those ppl
@LanaDelRey ur too talented to waste it away.
Soon enough, Del Rey fans criticized Frances Bean for attacking the musician, but she made it clear she was only speaking from experience in the hopes that Del Rey would "embrace life."
I'm not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.