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Lana Del Rey Responds to SNL Criticism

In a short but candid interview with Rolling Stone, Lana Del Rey spoke openly about the criticism and backlash she’s experienced in the past few months, as well as the infamous appearance on Saturday Night Live. It’s clearly been something of a fight to win people over, despite releasing easily one of the best songs last year in ‘Video Games’. Since the first inklings of her new found status as music’s new sensation, it was clear to Del Rey that there would be a backlash, she stated;

There’s backlash about everything I do. It’s nothing new. When I walk outside, people have something to say about it.

In response to the criticism’s of her performance on Saturday Night Live, which received criticism from Juliette Lewis and even NBC Anchor Brian Williams, Del Rey said ‘I thought I looked beautiful and sang fine’ adding that ‘the cast and crew said they loved it.’ The singer also talked of problems she has with her stage presence of performance, saying that; ‘I’m nervous. I’m not a natural performer or exhibitionist. When I was younger, I hated the focus, and it made me feel strange.’

Lana Del Rey’s debut album ‘Born To Die’ was released yesterday.