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Lana Del Rey Struggles with Criticism




Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Artist News, Editorials, Blues, Pop

Lana Del Rey on the cover of 'Fashion'Despite the 3.4 million copies of her Born to Die album sold and critical acclaim accompanying it, Lana Del Rey recently opened up to Fashion magazine about her struggles with negative remarks about her work.

"If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist. I feel like my work’s important, but I don’t always feel like I get respect for it…when I feel like people don’t like [my] music and that the 10 years I spent making what I made was not for a good reason, that makes me want to drink again," said the 27 year-old, who overcame teenage alcoholism 8 years ago and has since remained sober.

Styled in her typical vintage glam with bright red lipstick to boot, the New York City native pointed out that she yearns for the respect of her music industry peers: Feeling like you’re respected among the people who do the same thing you do is incredible and necessary... All that stuff about whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is so not true. Do you know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity."

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