Moody chanteuse Lana Del Rey has become the female Morrissey, with her "heaven knows I'm miserable now" songs and statements to the Guardian romanticizing dying young. She made headlines earlier this month when she was quoted saying that she wished she "was dead already." Although Lana has since claimed she was set up by the British newspaper, that quote struck a nerve with Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. On Sunday night, Frances Bean went on Twitter to remind the world that there was nothing romantic about her father dying young by his own hand.
In a string of tweets, Frances Bean attempted to set Lana straight.
@LanaDelRey the death of young musicians isn't something to romanticize (cont)
— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) June 23, 2014
Cobain, who has rarely discussed her tragic loss in a public forum, went on to say "it's f--king not. Embrace life, because u only get one life," adding that the people Del Rey mentioned (including, presumably, Cobain's own dad) "wasted" their lives.
At least one Lana Del Rey fan seemingly took offense to Cobain's tweets and fired off her own missive to defend the singer, saying Cobain should leave Del Rey alone: "Everyone wants to die sometimes, she was having a bad day. She took it back."
Rather than get involved in a full-scale Twitter war, Frances Bean merely explained and restated her position and then threw in a compliment aimed at Lana Del Rey for good measure, telling her she was "too talented to waste it away."
I'm not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) June 23, 2014
Hopefully Lana will heed Frances Bean's words. The world doesn't need another rock star tragedy.