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Lana Del Rey discusses ill-health and feminism in new interview

05 June 2014, 09:36 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

​With her new album out in a few weeks, Lana Del Rey graces this month’s cover of Fader magazine. In the centre-fold article, Lana discusses a variety of topics, including love, fame, illness and feminism.

​Lana touches upon ill-health she’s experienced over the past couple of years and how it’s affected her mental state:

I’d been sick on tour for about two years with this medical anomaly that doctors couldn’t figure out. That’s a big part of my life: I just feel really sick a lot of the time and can’t figure out why. I’d gotten these shots in Russia, where we’d just been. It was just heavy. It’s just heavy performing for people who really care about you, and you don’t really care that much about yourself sometimes. I thought it was sad. I thought my position was sad. I thought it was sad to be in Ireland singing for people who really cared when I wasn’t sure if I did.

Elsewhere, the singer discusses what feminism means to her:

For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested… My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.

You can read the interview in full here.

[via Stereogum]

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