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Lana Del Rey: 'I know what you think of me and I've slept with a lot of guys'

Published 23/07/2014 | 07:56

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Doe-eyed Lana Del Ray.
Doe-eyed Lana Del Ray.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - DECEMBER 12: Lana Del Ray attends the 2014 Breakthrough Prize Inaugural Ceremony for Awards in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences at NASA Ames Research Center on December 12, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for MerchantCantos)
Lana Del Ray attends the 2014 Breakthrough Prize Inaugural Ceremony for Awards in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences at NASA Ames Research Center on December 12,
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Lana Del Ray presents the award for Best Female onstage at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for MTV)

Lana Del Rey says sleeping with men in the music industry didn’t land her any record deals.

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The 29-year-old Ultraviolence singer has sold over seven million albums internationally since her debut digital album was released in 2010.

Lana Del Ray
Lana Del Ray

Lana admits her new single F**ked My Way to the Top has multiple layers of meaning and largely addresses notions of how she became so successful.

“It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that,” she explained to Complex magazine.

“You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals.”

Last month Lana confirmed she and fellow musician Barrie-James O’Neill ended their relationship after dating since 2011.

And the newly single songstress knows exactly what she’s looking for in a romantic partner.

Lana Del Ray.
Lana Del Ray.

“I like a physical love. I like a hands-on love. I like a tangible, passionate love. For me, if it isn’t physical, I’m not interested,” she shared. “Everything I do feels so organised: touring, playing a show night after night with a couple months in between to make a record, and being in charge of all of it—mixing, mastering.

“Sometimes I meet people with a lot of fire and energy. Mentally, maybe we’re not that similar. Telepathically, we’re not on that same wavelength. If there’s a physicality and a chemistry, that ends up winning for me every time because it’s the opposite of what I have every day.”

Lana feels very confident in her view of relationships and doesn’t believe romance should be challenging.

“[The worst relationship advice I’ve ever received is] that love doesn’t come easily and that relationships are supposed to be a struggle,” she said. “Everything else is so hard; hopefully love is the one thing that is actually fun.”

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