Lana Del Rey was at the center of heated controversy when a snippet of a recent interview saw her comments about President Donald Trump not knowing he was "inciting a riot" at the U.S. Capitol went viral.
After the backlash, the singer, whose remarks were apart of a lengthy interview with BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds in a podcast released Monday (January 11), hit back on Twitter. "I'll say it again I don’t appreciate the larger magazines taking my well-intentioned and believe it or not liberal comments out of context,” she wrote. "It’s actually what I sing about quite often. It’s what I’ve been condemned for saying. You can listen to the entire interview."
"I also want to say that I don't appreciate complex magazine inferring that I thought it was right to storm the capital. After my long term relationship with them and exclusive interviews over the last 11 years I think it’s pathetic if Rolling Stone chimes in-same goes for them," she continued.
In a follow-up video, LDR offered an in-depth explanation to her initial comments, saying, "I just wanna talk about a couple of things about some of the articles that are coming out today about me thinking that Trump didn't mean to incite the riots."
"I think it's cute that that's the little takeaway. I get it — I have something to say and I don't just show up giggling and talking about my hair and makeup...I said that when someone is so deeply deficient in empathy, they may not know that they're the bad guy," she continued. "And that may be a controversial opinion. But do not make the controversy that I don't think he meant to incite the riot. It's not the point, is what I was saying. The general point is the wider ranging issue of sociopathy in our system that's being reflected in our government and right back to us."
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