Published: Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 11:55:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 1:48:27 PM

Frances Bean Cobain to Lana Del Rey: Embrace life

Kurt Cobain’s daughter warns the emo singer about romanticising death.

Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain, advised Lana Del Rey to “embrace life” last weekend in response to the pop star’s apparent death wish.

“I wish I was dead already,” Del Ray told The Guardian during an interview earlier this month in which she was discussing music idols including Amy Winehouse and the Nirvana frontman, who both died at just 27.

Cobain, 21, took to Twitter to express concern for Del Rey’s admiration of her father’s decision to take his own life, and reminded the singer of just one of the many downsides of dying young.

“The death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticise. I’ll never know my father because he died young and it becomes a desirable feat because people like you think it’s ‘cool’,” Cobain wrote in a since-deleted tweet noticed by FasterLouder. “Well, it’s f*****g not. Embrace life, because you only get one life. The ppl u mentioned wasted that life. Don’t be 1 of those ppl ur too talented to waste it away.”

In a tweet still standing, Cobain made it clear she was not “attacking” the Born To Die singer.

“I’m not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience,” Cobain tweeted.

Del Rey – who just released her third album, titled Ultaviolence, to chart-topping success – disputed The Guardian interview last week on Twitter.

“I regret trusting The Guardian,” Del Rey tweeted. “I didn’t want to do an interview, but the journalist was persistent. Alexis was masked as a fan, but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles (sic). Maybe he’s actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about.”

The journalist, Tim Jonze (not “Alexis”), responded by noting “she may well have not wanted to do the interview, but it certainly didn’t seem like it.” He also uploaded the audio of her death wish. — Reuters

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain, Lana Del Ray, Suicide, Music, Singers


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