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Lana Del Rey talks America's failings, forest fires and Donald Trump in NME's weekly Big Read


Lana Del Rey gave a lengthy interview to NME for their weekly Big Read, during which she discussed America's failings, forest fires, Donald Trump—and reasons to be cheerful. The article is accompanied by new photos by Del Rey's sister, Chuck Grant.

On calling out Kayne West: "I didn't want to. I didn't like that I pressed enter. His commentary felt so bold and reckless and self-assured, and it was talking about somebody—the President—who has engendered a lot of hatred within the culture. I feel like there's a carelessness there to not see that there's been an increase of meanness [spread] around by certain supporters. I don't regret doing it, but it isn't easy."

On "Looking for America": "The country was extremely heartbroken and terrified that within 24 hours we would have such big mass shootings. I was getting phone calls from people I wouldn't expect and people crying—really strong, normal people. Everyone's just really nervous about taking the family to the next parade. It sounds cliché, but it's not a joke. It was just the time [to say something]."

On the state of the world: "The President is a reflection of the culture, the culture is a reflection of our relationship with ourselves and, of course, nature is our great reflector and equalizer. Maybe that's a bit metaphorical but it's probably no coincidence that it's raining fire everywhere. I read a caption about the Amazon that said the lungs of our world are burning. It makes me wonder what's our heart?"



On Ariana Grande: "Ariana and I met a while ago and we text now and then... [her] baseline energy is super interesting to me. She's really fast. There's not much time between a thought and a manifestation. There's something for me to learn there."





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Tags: ariana grande, interview, kanye west, lana del rey, photo shoot, politics
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