Lana Del Rey will stop playing this song after Harvey Weinstein accusations 3 years ago

Lana Del Rey will stop playing this song after Harvey Weinstein accusations

"I obviously find it really sad now."

Lana Del Rey has confirmed she has retired one of her songs from her live shows after the Harvey Weinstein scandal.


The track, Cola, originally appeared on 2012's Born to Die: The Paradise Edition and gained renewed attention recently following the sexual misconduct allegations made against the producer.

It features the lyrics:

"Harvey's in the sky with diamonds / And it's making me crazy / All he wants to do is party with his pretty baby."

The 32-year-old explained to MTV News that she had a "Harvey Weinstein, Harry Winston type of character in mind" when she first wrote the song.

She added:

"I envisioned a benevolent 'diamond-bestowing on starlets' visual.

"I thought it was funny at the time.

"I obviously find it really sad now."


She also praised the "really brave" women who have come forward with allegations against the disgraced producer.

She added that she would be retiring the track from set lists for her live shows.

She said:

"I support the women who have come forward, and I think they're really brave for doing that.

"Obviously I don't feel comfortable with it now."

The controversy around the 65-year-old film producer began after a New York Times report in early October which contained allegations of sexual harassment and assault from a number of women, including actress Ashley Judd.


Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow both spoke about their own experiences with Weinstein, with the Shakespeare in Love actress saying she was "petrified" of his advances.

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