Pro tip: Invoking Lindsay Lohan's name and threatening to relapse might not be the best paths to artistic veneration. But Lana Del Rey, who appears on the cover of Canada's Fashion magazine this month, is frustrated that people don't understand her art.
"If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist. I feel like my work's important, but I don't always feel like I get respect for it … when I feel like people don't like this music and that the 10 years I spent making what I made was not for a good reason, that makes me want to drink again," says the singer, who reportedly got sober when she was still in high school.
Del Rey also says she identifies with Lindsay Lohan, intimating that they both face heavy doses of online criticism. "She's really interesting, and she's a fan of mine and she knows that I love her, too," says Del Rey. "Anyone who has enough online traction and gains a lot of opinions about them can empathize with her. We are in a similar boat."