Lana Del Rey on last year’s feminism controversy

Last year Lana Del Rey caused some controversy about feminism. In an interview with The Fader, she said she wasn’t interested in feminism. “I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested,” she said.

Now, in an exclusive interview with James Franco, Del Rey has addressed those comments. She defends herself in the passage below:

“The luxury we have as a younger generation is being able to figure out where we want to go from here, which is why I’ve said things like, ‘I don’t focus on feminism, I focus on the future.’ It’s not to say that there’s not more to do in that area. I’ve gotten to witness through history the evolution of so many movements and now I’m standing at the forefront of new technological movements. I’m not undermining other issues. But I feel like that’s obvious, like I shouldn’t even have to bring that up.”

Her full interview with Franco will be published in V Magazine’s Fall issue.

Del Rey’s fourth album Honeymoon will be released September 18th, featuring her newest single Terrence Loves You.