Lana Del Rey has responded to the criticism she has received in recent weeks over her performance (particularly her singing) on Saturday Night Live stating that “I actually felt good about it. I thought I looked beautiful and sang fine.”
Critics claimed she wasn’t ready for the performance, and that Del Rey seemed nervous and detached. Performers such as Juliette Lewis had also criticised it. But Del Rey has said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone that “It wouldn’t have mattered if I was absolutely excellent. People don’t have anything nice to say about this project. I’m sure that’s why you’re writing about it.”
Lana Del Rey is only the second artist to play SNL before actually releasing an album. The last time it happened was 14 years ago when Natalie Imbruglia played her hit Torn.
She performed two songs on the show, including the #6 placed triple j Hottest 100 song Video Games.