Doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness.
I once had a dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events some of those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken. But I didn't really mind, because I knew that it takes getting everything you ever wanted, and then losing it to know what true freedom is.
I don't really have any gimmicks. I don't actually do anything that's strange. I don't even wear weird things.
I've been reading tabloids since I was nine. I love a good story.
I've been writing since I was really young, so I considered myself a writer for a really long time.
I wanted a name I could shape the music towards. I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my friends from Cuba - 'Lana Del Rey' reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue.