Where Lana Del Rey stands on policy is in the middle.
Lana has always remained outspoken about her views. Most were under the impression she stood with the left, but the singer clarified she isn’t for one side or the other, and it’s causing a stir on social media.
In a new interview with The New York Times, Lana was asked to explain her Kanye West lyric, “Kanye West is blond and gone,” featured in new song, “The Greatest.” Kanye publicly supports President Trump despite overwhelming evidence not to.
♫ If this is it, I’m signing off
Miss doing nothin’ the most of all
Hawaii just missed that fireball
LA is in flames‚ it’s getting hot
Kanye West is blond and gone
“Life on Mars” ain’t just a song
Oh, the livestream’s almost on
“Here’s the thing: I don’t want to elicit a response,” she said, adding that Kanye hasn’t responded to her lyric yet.
“You never feel better for having written something like that. But Kanye just means so much to us. And by the way, I’m grateful to be in a country where everyone can have their own political views. I’m really not more of a liberal than I am a Republican—I’m in the middle. But it was more like the mood and the vibe around, Yo, this man is the greatest! Really? The greatest? It hurt me. Did I have to say anything? No. But it’s more just a line that represents a lot of things.”
Naturally, Lana’s response was the subject of criticism. The main point of contention is that if she walks the line between both sides… does she stand for something? Judging from her past declarations and music catalogue she does. We’re perplexed.
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