Lana Del Rey Says She Wants to Join the 27 Club


In an interview with The Guardian, Lana Del Rey said: “I wish I was dead already”, citing Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain as heroes. Both of them died at age 27. While this worrying statement might be a sick way to gain publicity and consolidate her “dark and edgy” aura, it is also representative of what the “Lana Del Rey persona” is about : Sex Kitten Programming.

After a failed attempt to launch a musical career as Lizzie Grant, the singer underwent a “re-tooling” period where she got a new name, a new persona and a rumored plastic surgery to then re-emerge as Lana Del Rey. She then signed with Interscope Records – home of countless other Mind Control-themed artists. Her second album Born to Die was received with great enthusiasm by her fans and heavy criticism by her detractors who claim she is “fake”.

Going beyond the “real or fake” debate, a common thread found across her work is MK Ultra and Beta Programming (to know more about this, read this article).

In the video National Anthem, Lana plays the role of Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to JFK. As noted in several previous articles, Marilyn Monroe is the prototype of Beta Programming and served as JFK's slave for several years.
In the video National Anthem, Lana reenacts Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to JFK. As noted in several previous articles, Marilyn Monroe is the prototype of Beta Programming and served as JFK’s slave for several years.
In the video Ride, Lana finds "happiness" by getting intimate with a bunch of strangers who do not seem to care too much about her. While the video was accused of glamorizing prostitution, it also describes the strange mental state of a Beta Kitten.
In the video Ride, Lana finds “happiness” by getting following a bunch of strangers who do not seem to care too much about her. While the video was accused of glamorizing prostitution, it also describes the strange mental state of a Beta Kitten.
In the short movie Tropico, Lana's father is John Wayne, her mother is Marilyn Monroe and her best friend is Jesus Christ. She then bites the apple of original sin (which might refer to initiation into MK Ultra) and turns into a stripper/prostitute/ Beta Kitten.
In the short movie Tropico, Lana’s father is Elvis, her mother is Marilyn Monroe (Beta Slaves are obsessed with Monroe) and her best friend is Jesus Christ. As Eve, she  bites the apple of original sin (which might refer to introduction into MK Ultra) and turns into a stripper/prostitute/ Beta Kitten.

Her third album is entitled Ultraviolence, which is a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s classic movie A Clockwork Orange. In the movie, ultra-violence refers to the Alex DeLarge’s favorite pastime: Getting intoxicated, sadistically beating up innocent people and raping women. Alex is “cured” by the Minister of the Interior with “aversion therapy” which include mind control techniques such as drugging the subject, strapping him to a chair, propping his eyelids open, and forcing him to watch images of violence. Was  “ultra” in the word “ultra-violence” a way for Kubrick to reference MK-Ultra?

The subject matter in her new album is a continuation of her Beta Slave persona. For example, in the title track Ultraviolence, Lana sings “you’re my cult leader” to her abuser; In the song F-cked My Way Up to the Top, Lana prettymuch describes what entertainment industry Kittens are about.

Lana’s recent interview with The Guardian is also in line with her Beta Slave persona.

Joining Club 27?

From the article:

“I wish I was dead already,” Lana Del Rey says, catching me off guard. She has been talking about the heroes she and her boyfriend share – Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain among them – when I point out that what links them is death and ask if she sees an early death as glamorous. “I don’t know. Ummm, yeah.” And then the death wish.

Don’t say that, I say instinctively.

“But I do.”

You don’t!

“I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.”

Do what? Make music?

“Everything. That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …”

In my article entitled, Amy Winehouse and Club 27 I explained how Amy Winehouse’s death was extremely suspicious and how the Club 27 phenomenon is accentuated because many industry victims get “shut down” at around the age of 30. The fact that Lana Del Rey sees “glamor” in this almost makes one wonder if she was programmed to believe that.

Later in the interview, Lana is rather negative about her life and her musical career, as if she was forced into a bunch of things.

“Family members will come on the road with me and say: ‘Wow, your life is just like a movie! And I’m like: ‘Yeah, a really f-cked-up movie.’ I didn’t have a home, didn’t know my social security number” and says she wasn’t in contact with her parents for about six years.

About her music business career, she states:

“I never felt any of the enjoyment. It was all bad, all of it.”

While it is possible that Lana is truly depressed, interviews that appear when a new album is released are often very well orchestrated. Whether or not the interview was a promotional stunt to get people talking about how edgy she is, it is nevertheless a continuation of the Beta Kitten persona associated with Lana Del Rey along with the glamorization of self-destructive behavior often found in her works.

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I think that this is a cry for help. We don't and probably will never truly understand what really goes on in the industry. We are looking in from the outside. I look at some of these artists and feel bad because it's like, yeah some of them probably did know what they were doing. Well, there were things we did in our life where we knew what we were doing but we got a second chance and I feel like they should too. It's really sad what the industry does to these people.

Have you considered that they may not want second chances. One of our friends was in a well known punk band and he is now receiving chemo for cancer. However, no repentance is forthcoming even though it has knocked him for six. He blamed 'God' for his woes early on and blames 'God' for his current illness. However, he hails and praises Lucifer. I have seen him do this from his hospital band on the Solstice which is when I realized that they very much wish to live and die by that sword. So, maybe, we should leave them to it for their hearts are too diseased to allow in the true light?

What a load of sanctimonious horseshit.

F**ked her way to the top? Hmm I heard her billionaire daddy moved heaven and earth several times so little princess could be a pop star. I wouldn't care so much if it weren't for the continuous lies about she was just some kid in her bedroom who became an 'internet sensation' albeit one with a huge team of corporate insiders and several failed launches. NEXT!

You know, one year ago I just loved all Lana's songs and could listen them every day. But sometimes later I started to notice that when I listened to her songs strange and bad things happened to me. Like her songs were programmed for something dark and mysterious. At that time I didn't even think about illuminati and etc., but this was real. It was my intuition, something from the inside told me to stop. I think all of these illuminati sponsored songs are somehow programmed for destruction and degradation. They don't have soul. They encourage you to lose your soul.

With so many celebrities that seem to go thru this kind of mind programming, do these celebrities ever do googles? Or they are just so isolated and controlled, they do not get exposed to this information? The more i read about Mk Ultra, the more explains so many of the behaviors of child celebrities. I do believe it's a legit, sub-culture within the entertainment industry.

I've always been trying to avoid this stuff because I want to be an actress but this site really scares but I can't look away. I'm 14 and all my friends were obsessed with her and when one of my friends showed me Summertime Sadness (I think) there was something really off about her, like her stares looked somewhat blank and everything she did seemed forced.

You don’t want to be an actress.

Hmmm….well, I'll switch lives with you, sugar bug, if your life is so bad. You can come to my job and be bored out of your mind and treated like crap by people who are about 20 IQ points less intelligent than you are, then go home to drudgery and I will live a glamorous life with a handsome boyfriend, lots of money, beautiful clothing and getting to do just what I love to do – sing and make music. Somehow, I really do not feel too sorry for poor old Lana.

Creative artists are often deeply troubled. That is no accident. Their wounds are often the very stimulus responsible for their enormous creativity. Their creative output is part of their struggle to make sense of their suffering.

That is not a problem if their wounds were the result of the random and natural vicissitudes of life. Life can be hard. Hardship can often be the psychological wellspring of great art. The suffering may be regrettable, but there is no blame attached if the suffering was the result of natural circumstances.

MK Ultra style abuse is a different matter altogether. If an artist was deliberately abused in order to exploit her or him for another person's monetary greed or sadistic pleasure, that is an abomination and totally unacceptable.

also the representation of that suffering becomes trite since they're all experiencing the same thing and programmed to include the same occult themes. also the person, the seemingly interesting or glamorous character, becomes vain, if not vacuous, only filled with momentum.

I love her music, this makes me so sad 🙁 I also love Amy and Kurt, and I love Janis Joplin as well. I would hate to see Lana go the way they did.

Many people dont know this girl tried MANY times to get intothe industry! Have you heard her in concert or live? shes the worst! She is exactly the kind of industry s**t “they” need, someone desperate for fame and immortality!

Just gonna point out that Anthony Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange, and he coined the term ultraviolence… and all the reprogramming s**t that happens in the film is as described in the book. J/S

Praying for her now…there IS a way out! Holy Bible King James version

Get back to me when you are twenty-six and a half…

She has admitted in an interview published today that she is effectively a Beta Kitten and the lyrics of that song reflected her own experience of being passed around the industry.

Probably why most MK victims never even reach the age of 30 but quite sad that Lana feels that way. All the more reason to say that the entertainment industry is nothing more than a death warrant placed on your own head courtesy of MK ultra and other "illuminating" matters.

These people better live all they can in this life, because if this is true then their eternal life will be absolutlly terrible. They have to know what they are doing when they want all the fame money etc, is it worth it in the end?

Lana didn't actually say that. Apparently the media twisted what she said. She posted a rant about it on her twitter. I agree with the rest of the analysis, but the actual statement she "said" isn't true.

Sounds like she wants to go against the oath. Remember, Lana, it's blood in and blood out. Sad.

Good article, as always.

In a follow up article from the guardian it appears Lana is not too happy about the interview
In tweets posted on Thursday night, since deleted, the singer said: “I regret trusting the Guardian. I didn't want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent. Alexis (sic) was masked as a fan but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles. Maybe he's actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about. His leading questions about death and persona were calculated.”

Yeh, when I was a dumb 21 I thought I wanted to die at 27 like Jim Morrison. When I got to 27, I had different ideas about that.

I submit the translation of Lana Del Rey is "Child of the King". Whereas ordinarily the translations of "Lana" and "Rey" should be limited to one language Spanish, where Lana would be translated "Wool" and Rey would be translated "King", these rules simply do not apply here. This name Lana Del Rey is completely manufactured from her Hollywood PR team as her name is in reality Elizabeth Grant as Vigilant Citizen has documented in this article. So when researching the word Lana's translation my first return results included Irish definition of Lana translating "Child" and Gaelic definition of Lana translating "Child". Seeing as how "Wool of the King" seemingly suffers from discontinuity, I vote in favor of "Child of the King" As "Elvis is my Daddy, Marilyn's my Mother, Jesus is my bestest Friend" These lyrics are brought to you by her songwriting team, and her name "Lana Del Rey"… Read more »

Uh he turn 28, tommorrow

The character Lana Del Rey is a suicide trigger for her fan girls & boys.

Can you look into JLo's new album titled "A.K.A."? It is obviously a reference to multiple personalities.

This in: listen and you'll hear that the interviewer was practically begging her to say it until she actually did:
Just more media bs. I still believe that's she's troubled, though.

Yeah the thing is there is not a publicist in the world that would let her interview on such a subject unless it was to further her fame as a tortured artist … Maybe she is but you can bet it's for financial gain from whomever is handling her. Every move is controlled as well as the interviews

Interscope is a cover for drug sales and yes, Saturnian/Luciferian agendas (hence all the dead-eyed sex zombies and snotty, designer brand-consuming narcissists). They use the tour dates for some artists as sales locations. Create a scene, collect the kids and sell. Suppliers follow tour buses independently or hide the stuff in tour cargo. A staff member at Interscope, an A&R rep, was busted for this racket in the past couple years, using Interscope offices as a base. News reports, of which there were very few, made it appear he acted independently. The point is, music sales are diving, Interscope hardly has an interest in fresh, creative new voices – so where's the revenue generator?

Here's the Smoking Gun article:

Well that's the whole thing, isn't it? The entertainment industry is really just a cover for drug running, prostitution and ritual magic on the populace. not at all what it claims to be..

It appears IU wants to join that club as well.

She recently mentioned purchasing the LP record of Amy Winehouse at London; she went all the way to there to buy Amy's LP vinyl record, and it appears she wants to share Amy's fate as well.

The photos of IU covering one of her eyes are legion.

Well she can't, because she turns 29 on Saturday.

okay, let me try this again 'cause some of my stuff is disappearing or not showing up while others immediately post (sorry, I'm new here and don't know how it works) : I think it's important to point out that she was troubled as a teen, an alcoholic, she spent time in a cult at some point in her life (she mentioned in an interview that that is what the song "Ultraviolence" is about), and find it odd that her father insists that nobody has anything to worry about after his daughter proclaims to the world that she wants to die! This may be evidence of MK-Ultra, as he is a millionaire. I've met her once and a friend opened up for her on a few tour dates and from my observations first and second hand along with her past, her statement definitely seems like something to take seriously and… Read more »

Quick observation: Knowing that the MK-Ultra types use Alice in Wonderland as a one of the blueprints for victimization, is it possible that the name Interscope is a tongue in cheek reference to Through The Looking Glass?

Smashing catch, old man!

My comment didn't show up yet, but I have to add a little sidenote about a concert experience, her fans being typically aggressive, vicious teenage girls who practically bow down to her, clawing and digging their heels into the audience in competition to get close to her. I think that's more evidence of MK-Ultra than what I've previously said…her image projected onto fans! It doesn't seem to affect the morose and almost oblivious state she's in onstage; she probably feels this way in part because while she wants to be appreciated, she doesn't want quite the reaction she's getting.

I don't claim to actually *know* her, but even by vague connection, I feel bad for her. 🙁

I agree. the fans were ridiculous. ALL of them had those ridiculous flower crowns and high waisted shorts on!
Worst of all, a lot of these fans had their parents with them!

Im not surprised by her interview but sad. If mk ultra and beta programming is nothing but endless abuse and torture then yes its understandable that she wants to end her life what better way to make the pain go away. However it could also be torture to deny her the death she wants and shes under contract so its not gonna be easy to leave this entertainment industry.

Don't worry, I'm sure the hologram is almost ready to take over for her.

I don't think it's a stunt. she seems very depressed and has anxiety. you can tell from her performances. I hope she gets better.

For example, my father's uncle was involved in something called 'Artichoke' which we as children, always found highly amusing when his stories were recounted to us. Unfortunately, I never got to meet him in the flesh as my father never approved of most of his relations for various reasons.

Is it? I've never read Honey For the Bears, and have never heard it described as relating to CIA mind-control experiments. Maybe I'll give it a shot. That said, the 'Ultra' connection remains a very tenuous one. "A bit of the old ultraviolence" was the character's description of r**e, and if a connection was being drawn with the word, he'd far more likely have used it in relation to the process the 'protagonist' is subjected too after being institutionalized.

I agree. I honestly don't see the threads these morons keep picking at – ultra being the only link between Clockwork and the CIA. I am astounded at how much power these people are willing to assign to government boogeymen that were referenced in the most recent 'outsider opinion' they heard.
Who told them this?
Another theorist? How cyclic.
Where is the evidence?
How are none of these idiots aware of empiric logic?
I digress, the important thing is they aren't.

"Was “ultra” in the word “ultra-violence” a way for Kubrick to reference MK-Ultra?"
Absolutely not. A Clockwork Orange was a novel before it was a film, and the language used in the film is taken directly from the novel. A Clockwork Orange was written in 1962, and while MK-Ultra was in full swing during this period, it wasn't a matter of public knowledge until the mid 70's, and it's author Anthony Burgess was not in a position to have any real contact with the program, having been abroad teaching languages at the time. If anything inspired 'A Clockwork Orange' beyond his own feelings about communism, capitalism, and the authoritarian 'nanny-state', it was the beating and r**e of his pregnant wife by several young American deserters during the London blackouts of WWII.

"wasn't a matter of public knowledge until the mid 70's"
Kubrick seemed to know much more than the general public…

Don't be so sure that Burgess wasn't an intelligence asset. There have been other writers who were assets including J.D. Salinger, natch

Dyou have any reason to think he was? Other than the fact we don't KNOW he wasn't?

okay, somewhat of a sidenote
So I saw her in concert in May (I don't think she performs so much in the US)
And I (and several other people in the crowd) could swear that she was seriously drugged/high/drunk. She could barely get through her songs. After every song she went to the crowd and took selfies (which is cool, i guess). In a 90 minute set, she probably did like 10 songs while Foster the People played almost 20 songs

Honestly, I was convinced she wasn't a real (physical) person up until that day.
I don't really have a point, just sharing my Lana story

that's what everyone is saying! I was at one of her shows and pretty close up for the opening act but I had to squeeze myself to the back after he was done 'cause I couldn't deal with her aggressive fans! – so i wasn't able to see that, aside from photos in reviews, but even there it's visible that something's not right!

I can not recall hearing her sing, only trying out voices, a lot in a Julie London style, but that one could hold a note.
Might be one the the few hard ones she mentioned : the incredible insecurity of knowing you cannot sing that well, and step on that stage, hoping the band will play loud again.

the band was SO loud. the pianist even began singing (talking/rapping idk) some parts of her songs.
I know she has terrible stage presence, so I can forgive that i guess but i'm so glad she wasn't the only performer

A lot of people who say "just quit being famous, retire and go to the midwest", well I thought that too. But the amount of money that is involved with promoting and marketing these entertainers, I don't think they have a choice. It's like a mob or gang mentality. In my teens, there was a popular boy at my school. He was involved in a gang. He wanted to quit the gang and move. And they knew this. So they killed him. He left a note saying goodbye to his family and friends. His picture was in the paper after it happened. So maybe this is Lana's "note" to her fans. Knowing that she can never quit the industry. At least not in the conventional sense.

Hotel California, you can check in but you can never check out.

as I've heard Dave Chappelle say… (paraphrasing) once you become famous, you can never become un-famous. You can only become infamous.

Demi Moore moved to Iowa many years ago…

She came back once involved with Kutcher…

They can leave.

Interesting note.."Lana del Rey" literally translates to "the King's Money" in Spanish.

hmmm, I never heard it meaning that. I know that lana in spanish is "wool"… but yeah del rey is "of the king"

Was curious about "lizzy grant" so i looked up some pix…I'm surprise she was so blonde then & was made-over brunette/red haired as LDR. Isn't going blonde usually part of the "transformation"? Anyway, also found this @… "Before Lana Del Rey was Lana Del Rey, she was Lizzy Grant. But before she was Lizzy Grant, she was May Jailer. No matter how many names she gives herself and her collections of demos that continue to find their way onto the tumblr, I am obsessed with Elizabeth Coolidge Grant. Like many listeners, I saw the video for Video Games and was entranced by this neo-femme fatale. I found her Lizzy Grant album (Lizzy Grant a.k.a. Lana Del Ray–with an a, not e) and loved the whole vibe and concept. She was like a David Lynch heroine roaming through Coney Island hell. Then this album leaked. I feel like it is… Read more »

Whether she is a slave to actual handlers or a slave to greed and the ache to be famous and loved, she is a slave just the same. It is hard to break the bonds of our human nature. We are all cursed with the inherent desire to be adored. But it is an impossible void to fill, because there will always be those who hate you. I do not know if she was literally tortured and turned into an MK Ultra slave. I know for a fact that it is not unlikely. But either way, she is not free. Only God can fill the void, brothers and sisters. A life without Him will always be cold and empty.

May He be with her.

I really think LDR was abused by her father and then systematically used and manipulated by multiple handlers, Some of her songs are very creepy and sexualizing a father or 'daddy' character. Listen to "Put me in a movie", it's very seedy.
I know the part of the interview was edited but the way these celebrities talk is so disjointed and they have no thought of their own after the programming and scripts.

I saw the Jenner girls on Jimmy Fallon and he was making jokes to them and it was like they didn't even understand what he was saying, it's sad actually.

These female celebrities are so infantile and vapid and it's sad that no one else sees it and still pretends like they're real people that could just 'shut off' their personas and adapt to real life again.

I wish Lana would get the f**k over herself. Start living in the real world.

Anyone else find the lyrics to Video Game by Lana del Rey redolent of child sexual abuse?

"Swinging in the backyard Pull up in your fast car Whistling my name Open up a beer And you say, "Get over her and play your video games…" Just Wow!!

Sorry Lana, but you have to have talent to join that club as well. Plagiarizing great artists does not make you a great artist by association.

"Elvis is my Father, Marilyn's my Mother"
The bizarre thing is that I wouldn't even be surprised if she was somehow created from splicing Marilyn Monroe and Elvis's preserved DNA together….. completely possible when considering the warped minds of Project Monarch eugenicists and the unlimited black ops resources they have at their fingertips. Then factor in how Marilyn and Elvis are two of their most prized and foundational creations well then….

Possibly but I just don't think that their offspring would look anything like Lana. She has a different category of body shape and underlying colorings.

Oh boy….she prefers death than life…that's not good at all…
She probably doesn't have fun at all in her life…

she is just a big gimmick. nothing about her is real. she is just a promotional, molded gimmick. is she allowed to be a human? what is her personality? i dont think she even knows?

welp they get more and more bold with darkness as time passes by. It could be programming or her duty as a cult member to program others. Either way it sucks!

Well, we will all see shortly, won't we? Just how real or fake this was.