Lana Del Rey admits to having slept with a lot of guys in the music business but says it didn’t do much for her career.
The “Summertime Sadness” singer was addressing the title of her new song, “F***** My Way Up to the Top,” off her recently released album, “Ultraviolence.”
“It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that,” the 27-year-old singer told Complex magazine for its August/September issue. “You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.”
Del Rey, who was previously engaged to musician Barrie-James O’Neill, was candid about what she’s looking for in a relationship.
“I like a hands-on love,” she told Complex. “How can I say this without getting into too much trouble? I like a tangible, passionate love. For me, if it isn’t physical, I’m not interested.”
The singer, who is known for her provocative statements, admitted to other guilty pleasures, including smoking, sugar and coffee.
“I must have 13 cups a day. It’s a shame about the health consequences because a lot of great things happen over coffee and a cigarette. A lot of great songs were written,” she said.
Del Rey, an admitted chain-smoker since she was 17, has been known to light up even on stage.
“That’s why I try to play mostly outdoor festivals,” she said with a laugh. “Because 45 minutes into the set, when you’ve still got 45 more minutes to go, you need to smoke.”