Lana Del Rey has confirmed she will no longer perform her track ‘Cola’ – which appears to name-check Harvey Weinstein – following recent sexual misconduct allegations made against him.
The song, which features on the album Born to Die: The Paradise Edition, includes 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.”
Speaking to MTV News about her inspiration for the track, Del Rey admitted that she had a “Harvey Weinstein, Harry Winston type of character in mind” when she wrote the song.
“I envisioned a benevolent ‘diamond-bestowing on starlets’ visual,” she added. “I thought it was funny at the time.”
Showing her support for the women who have since spoken out about Weinstein’s alleged behaviour, Lana said: “I obviously find it really sad now.
“I support the women who have come forward, and I think they’re really brave for doing that.”
She went on to say of her decision to drop the song from future setlists: “Obviously I don’t feel comfortable with it now.”
Prolific Hollywood producer Weinstein is currently being investigated over allegations of historic sexual misconduct in London, Los Angeles and New York.
Weinstein has been met with misconduct accusations from Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, Cara Delevingne, Lupita Nyong’o and most recently Paz de la Huerta.
Weinstein’s spokesperson has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual sex.
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