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.

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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 »

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.

"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.

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?

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

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

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

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!

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.

Demi Moore moved to Iowa many years ago…

She came back once involved with Kutcher…

They can leave.

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

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

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 »

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

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

Is she begging to die? Poor girl… Her life must be so horrible.

Seriously, I really hate all those people with "martyr complex", who are always victims etc. All her songs are depressing, she is depressed, seems very negative and now she wants to die (WOW I AM SHOCKED!!). She wanted fame, she received. Just because there are MK Ultra victims and so on doesn't mean that all the celebs are good and poor souls and they have been abused and tortured. They wanted in the first place! Yes there are some who are in this bussiness since they were kid but not all of them, that's obvious.

Well ts not like they came up to her and said we are going to torture and control you till we have no more use for you. Im sure a lot of people dont know till its too late.

edgy? She sounds suicidal.

she sounds more like attention-whoring to me. we shouldn't take her, or any other celeb too seriously.

Right. Celebrities are not humans, and therefore do not deserve a lick of empathy. I forgot. Silly me.

PS: What's it like being a sociopath?

You seem to be very compassionate .

hmm then we might be narcissistic. if we don't wish anything bad to happen to celebrities, nevertheless we don't like their attitude, hence we criticize then when we aren't actually jealous of them but very irritated. that's not normal. it indicates narcissism. something is very wrong with us. from what i can gather it's a combination of egoism/narcissism. you can't demand and expect others to behave according to your rules and standards. that's very OTT. but that's the way we appear to be many of us.

u dont know a thing about narcissism. maybe u just say that word cuz its popular nowadays? thats not narcissistic what u described

egosim, definitely, but not necessarily narcissism, which is a personality disorder.

Mistrust in the system isn't always directed at the individual in an obtrusive way as if we feel entitled to their lives and denounce their pains.

Your response comes across egoist.

No, if someone is tired of life, we have to tale it seriously! Poor girl! I understand her.. Who would Sayes something like that just to get attention.. She needs help.

One of my favourite summaries of the whole thing… I wish more people would realize that not everyone involved is evil, not even CLOSE. It's the few big names behind the curtain controlling the rest, not a big vampire coctail party hosted by every celebrity on Hollywood and supported by the likes of McCartney and Bono. The thing is, most of them have no clue what's actually happening, many of them believe what they're doing is for a good cause.

We need to stop demonizing celebrity individuals and look at the bigger picture. They are not the true enemies, the puppetmasters are.

Thank you very much for the link!

The sick thing is that the "big names behind the curtain" prey on those who naïvely believe in their fight. And when all that hard work is so easily dismantled by bullies, simply by the bat of an evil lash, it's enough to make a sweet hearted person fall apart at the seams. This is done repeatedly until the innocent complies or breakdown/commit suicide. Usually these methods are performed on young and budding entertainers while they're so easily swayed. Want fame and fortune? Sign your life away.

She wants to meet Baphomet because she loves him so much. Hollywood is filled with nutcases.

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!

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.

never heard of her before…
No doubt you guys have found a good way of promoting new pop stars lol