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Lana Del Rey Says Darker Hair Had a Big Effect On People's Perception Of Her Music

Lana Del Rey Says Darker Hair Had a Big Effect On People's Perception Of Her Music

Lana Del Rey is absolutely stunning on the cover of Maxim magazine’s December/January 2015 issue, out on newsstands December 2!

Here’s what the 29-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On changing her hair color: “When I went darker with my hair, I don’t know why, but people took my music more seriously. There’s a lot to be said for pretending, you know?”

On moving from New York to California: “I had a love affair with New York. I loved all the history that came with it, the early ’60’s, Bob Dylan, and the Beat poetry era. I was kind of looking for this big artist revival, but I never really tapped into anything.”

On changes in her career path: “For me, there really wasn’t reinvention. That is more the other people’s reinterpretation. I feel so much continuity between all my music and all the videos.”

For more on Lana, visit Maxim.com!

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  • happy666

    Also you looked like an average bimbo

  • Danae

    Hollywood is all about pretending…and it’s pretty weird she hasn’t realised it before.

  • girlwoman

    Hey, Lana… you’ll never be remembered as a legend, which is what you dream of. You wanna know why? Because you’ve gone the Lady Gaga route. Ironic considering your past with her. You’re losing more and more fans because they clearly see that you now rely on shock factor in your lyrics rather than quality or substance. Trust me, we notice. P.s. You can make your hair any color you want. Your best songs when it was just you and a guitar, back in your blonde pre-plastic days. Sincerely, an ex-fan.

  • happy666

    And why did she have a nose job when it looks almost the same? Geez

  • Guest

    SORRY! LET’S REVERSE A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE I THINK YOU DO NOT UNDERSTOOD SOME POINTS! LDR IS THE QUEEN OF THE ALL WORLD! LADY GAGA IS JUST A HYSTERIC GIRL DANCING IN ALL THAT COSTUMES! LANA DOES NOT WALK THE STRUT AS LADY GAGA (yes,yes,yes I’m gay rights defender, plzzz I’m gay and I feel insulted by Lady Gaga, LANA NEVER DID ADVERTISEMENT TO HER THOUGHTS, LIKE POOR PEOPLE, GAY PEOPLE, DISEASES! NOT BEING A FISHWIFE LIKE LADY GAGA, LANA DEL REY IT’S A LADY, AS EDUCATION and she is rude when people provokes her! LANA DEL REY WAS THE ONLY ONE TO REACH THE POINT OF BECOMING COMPLETELY A VINTAGE ICON, AS A PIN-UP OF COCA-COLA, WIFE OF JFK, WIFE OF HELVIS, QUEEN OF NEW YORK, QUEEN OF CONEY ISLAND! WHAT lADY GAGA DID? (COSTUMES, COSTUMES, COSTUMES AND MORE COSTUMES), AND WHO CARES ABOUT PLASTICS! IT’S HER FACE! SHE CAN DO WHAT SHE WANTS! AND LADY GAGA ALSO HAVE PLASTICS! BUT LANA DEL REY DOES NOT DO THAT KIND OF ADVERTISEMENT! SHE KNOWS HOW TO BEHAVE! NOT JUST TO SAY, SHE HAS A MERMAID VOICE!!!, AND LADY GAGA JUST RUINS HER SELF BEING SO HYSTERICAL! PLZ JUST SHUT UP LANA HAS A PERSONALITY TO MAINTAIN! The Final Comparison : Lana (Vintage Voice)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U16iKiXGuY

    Vs

    Lady Gaga (Sings well?, SCREAMS AND MORE SCREAMS AND MORE COSTUMES plz)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-huNrHAou-E

  • António Martins

    SORRY! LETS REVERSE A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE I THINK YOU DO NOT UNDERSTOOD SOME POINTS! LDR IS THE QUEEN OF THE ALL WORLD! LADY GAGA IS JUST A HYSTERIC GIRL DANCING IN ALL THAT COSTUMES! LANA DOES NOT WALK THE STRUT AS LADY GAGA (yes,yes,yes I’m gay rights defender, plzzz I’m gay and I feel insulted by Lady Gaga, LANA NEVER DID ADVERTISEMENT TO HER THOUGHTS, LIKE POOR PEOPLE, GAY PEOPLE, DISEASES! NOT BEING A FISHWIFE LIKE LADY GAGA, LANA DEL REY IT’S A LADY, AS EDUCATION and she is rude when people provokes her! LANA DEL REY WAS THE ONLY ONE TO REACH THE POINT OF BECOMING COMPLETELY A VINTAGE ICON, AS A PIN-UP OF COCA-COLA, WIFE OF JFK, WIFE OF HELVIS, QUEEN OF NEW YORK, QUEEN OF CONEY ISLAND! WHAT lADY GAGA DID? (COSTUMES, COSTUMES, COSTUMES AND MORE COSTUMES), AND WHO CARES ABOUT PLASTICS! IT’S HER FACE! SHE CAN DO WHAT SHE WANTS! AND LADY GAGA ALSO HAVE PLASTICS! BUT LANA DEL REY DOES NOT DO THAT KIND OF ADVERTISEMENT! SHE KNOWS HOW TO BEHAVE! NOT JUST TO SAY, SHE HAS A MERMAID VOICE!!!, AND LADY GAGA JUST RUINS HER SELF BEING SO HYSTERICAL! PLZ JUST SHUT UP LANA HAS A PERSONALITY TO MAINTAIN! The Final Comparison : Lana (Vintage Voice)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U16iKiXGuY

    Vs

    Lady Gaga (Sings well?, SCREAMS AND MORE SCREAMS AND MORE COSTUMES plz)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-huNrHAou-E

  • Fiona

    Lana don’t leave NYC!

  • j k

    do you expect people to read this caps lock rant?

  • António Martins

    Of course! Put yourself in her place! And look yourself in the mirror before criticize people who are like you (human beings)! Plz go find a job to waste your time, because I see you don’t have a life, if you had one, you wouldn’t care about what the other people are doing with their lives!

  • Samantha Carolina

    She’s right. Her cosmovision, her entire body of work, has the same themes and emotions running through them like common threads in a gorgeous tapestry. I think Lana is a very special artist especially for our generation and times, one in a million even. Her works will be studied in the future, I’m almost sure of it.

  • j k

    are you actually telling me this? after you went on a long ass rant about what people think of a celebrity? lol biitch please get out

  • Winter

    Thank you Maxim for making Lana your cover girl. I have never bought your magazine before but I will be buying this one.

  • nikkiejanee

    I’m into the whole early 60′s folk movement too. Hot crush on Dylan. I wish I could of been in on that ultra-cool scene…… where folk singers were beautiful, sexy, interesting and intelligent. Talking about poetry and being extremely intellectual, yet young and passionate.

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