Lana Del Rey Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll


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."

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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."