Lana Del Rey says, 'I wish I was dead already'? Wow.

Lana Del Rey reportedly says she wishes she were dead -- another member of the so-called 27 Club, along with her heroes Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain.

And that sentiment coming so soon after the "Born to Die" singer-songwriter was the star performer at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's pre-wedding event in Versailles? Hmm. Probably unrelated.


"I wish I was dead already," Del Rey, 27, reportedly told a Guardian reporter who wrote that he'd asked her whether she thought an early death was glamorous after she'd told him about her and her boyfriend's shared admiration of Winehouse and Cobain.

"I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am ...," she's quoted as saying in the article published Friday. "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 …"

Del Rey said in the same interview that she didn't enjoy being a pop star and felt she'd been constantly targeted by critics -- though perhaps she's taken that criticism too hard.

Her upcoming album, "Ultraviolence," is projected to sell more than 100,000 copies and possibly up to 175,000 in the week after it drops next Tuesday, according to Billboard.

And in his Friday review of "Ultraviolence," The Times' Randall Roberts noted Del Rey's rough road over the years at the hands of some critics and, more recently, some fans.

"But within all that hoopla, though, is a central truth," he wrote. "Musically and lyrically, Del Rey possesses a pure kernel of individualism that's not only admirable but worthy of celebration. No one else sounds like her."

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