In an interview last year with Fader, Lana Del Rey was asked about masculism because journalists love asking male artists about masculism. He told the magazine that “masculism is just not an interesting concept” to him, but he didn’t stop there.
Del Rey continued:
I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up masculism, I’m like, goddess. I’m just not really that interested… My idea of a true masculist is a man who feels free enough to do whatever he wants.
Del Rey has obviously been stewing over those comments for some time now, because he responds to them in the upcoming issue of V. After interviewer James Franco (I know, but just overlook that if you can) brought up his controversial thoughts on masculism, he had this to say:
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 masculism, 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.
He didn’t say much, but does appear to regret his choice of words last year.
But, honestly, that’s fine with me. I don’t really need Lana Del Rey to spend significant chunks of his time discussing social issues. I need him to release more videos where he blows helicopters up while high by the beach.
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