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Lana Del Rey Told A Fan To Go Fuck Themselves After They Said She Voted For Trump

"Nah read what u wrote hoe."

Lana Del Rey

For about as long as she’s been a popstar, questions about the politics of Lana Del Rey have long swirled on the internet.

It’s not hard to see why. Del Rey’s music is embedded in images of heartland America from the ’50s and ’60s, and her lyrics can sometimes swerve into quasi-Reaganite odes to the beauty of the country. She’s deliberately old-school, and in America, old-school can sometimes mean conservative.

Of course, that’s just her music. That has no actual bearing on her own beliefs or ideas — Lana Del Rey is a persona, and the person behind the name might have all sorts of principles that don’t make their way into the songs.

But that divide between art and artist hasn’t stopped people from trying to guess which way she leans. So, in the last few weeks leading up to the American elections, fans began trying to work out whether the performer might possibly be voting for Donald Trump.

For the most part, such attempts have been extremely tongue-in-cheek; a kind of meme as frequently uttered by Del Rey’s diehard stans as those looking to discredit her. But, in any case, there have been a lot of them.

So many, in fact, that eventually Lana Del Rey herself caught wind of what was going on. In a now deleted exchange, a Del Rey fan said they just knew “Elizabeth voted for Trump”, prompting the popstar to reply. “Go. Fuxk. Yourself,” she wrote.

Shortly thereafter, the fan reacted with something like shock. “Lana telling me to go fuck myself when I have her tattooed on my arm,” they tweeted. “lmfaoooo alright then.”

But Del Rey saw that one too. “Nah read what u wrote hoe,” she replied.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the whole exchange has even further solidified thinking that Del Rey voted for Trump as a meme. So yeah, weird outcome for Lana Del Rey, I guess?