Lana Del Rey hits back at music critic Ann Powers who called her new album uncooked and derivative. Powers says, “This is not only about Del Rey’s persona as a bad girl to whom bad things are done; her supposed confessions would be nothing than reality-show fodder if not for the way she and her collaborators construct them. On their own, taken song by song, her lyrics – even in the full flower NFR! represents – often read as unremarkable and derivative.
Del Rey responded on Twitter, “Here’s a little sidenote on your piece. I don’t even relate to one observation you made about the music. There’s nothing uncooked about me. To write about me is nothing like it is to be with me. Never had a persona. Never needed one. Never will.” She goes also says, “So don’t call yourself a fan like you did in the article”.