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Lana Del Rey Slams 'Sinister' Journalist

Star takes to Twitter to defend herself after 'death wish' interview...

Lana Del Rey has used social media to explain a controversial interview in which she said she wished she was dead.

The singer tweeted to claim that Guardian writer Tim Jonez had asked "leading questions about death and persona" in their chat together.

She also said he was "hiding sinister ambitions and angles".

And she added: "I regret trusting the Guardian. I didn't want to do an interview - but the journalist was persistent."

And Jonez has since responded by posting an audio clip of the interview on Soundcloud and writing a defence for the paper.

He said: "The problem with Lana's complaint is that she doesn't seem to know what she's actually complaining about.

"She's not alleging that I made up her quotes, nor is she claiming that they've been 'twisted' or that we've printed them out of context.

"Instead she seems annoyed by the fact I wanted her to say interesting things and asked questions that caused her to do so. Well sorry, Lana, but that's just me doing my job."

Lana has now deleted her tweets, but not before they were screengrabbed by MTV.

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