In a revealing interview, Lana Del Rey said she’s done her legwork -- pardon the expression -- in the music industry, but who exactly has she slept with?
The 29-year-old singer hinted to Complex magazine that her song “F---ed My Way Up To The Top” from her album “Ultraviolence” may actually be based on real life.
“You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying,” she told Complex.
Lana Del Rey, whose real name is Elizabeth Grant, also offered that she’s into “hands-on love,” which for her is more than just emotional attraction.
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“How can I say this without getting into too much trouble?” she said. “I like a tangible, passionate love. For me, if it isn't physical, I'm not interested."
But this isn’t the first time the singer has admitted to relations in exchange for fame. In a 2011 interview with Pitchfork, Del Rey acknowledged that sex has never led to record deals for her.
“People have offered me opportunities in exchange for sleeping with them,” she told Pitchfork. “But it's not 1952 anymore. Sleeping with the boss doesn't get you anywhere at all these days.”
But who exactly has Del Rey slept with? Here’s a roundup of “little black book” rumors, theories and boyfriends the singer has had over the years, some of which have been confirmed and others speculation.
According Switzerland’s 20 Minuten, Del Rey recently broke up with her boyfriend of three years, and rumored fiancé, Scottish musician Barrie-James O’Neill.
“We are currently not together,” she admitted in June. “He is a wonderful person. But there are some things with which he has to deal. I will not explain it in detail. This was hard on our relationship, I no longer felt free. We'll see how it goes."
Days after announcing her split from O’Neill, the songstress was photographed in Portofino, Italy, kissing Vogue photographer Francesco Carrozzini. The New York Daily News also reported they were seen together twice in June, in Los Angeles and New York.
“Handsome Record Executive”
In 2009, Del Rey, who was still going by her former artist name Lizzy Grant at the time, told The Huffington Post that the strangest place she’s ever performed was “alone in a basement for a handsome record executive. Strangest ever written: Back at his office while I was making out with him.”
Later, she told The Fader it was true but still did not name the man. “I had a seven-year relationship with the head of this label, and he was a huge inspiration to me,” she told The Fader for the June/July 2014 issue. “I’ll tell you later when more people know. He never signed me, but he was like my muse, the love of my life.”
While it’s unclear the extent of their relations, rapper A$AP Rocky told Vice that after starring as JFK in her video for “National Anthem,” he wanted to have sex with her.
“Nah, we just cool,” he said. “I don’t look at her like that no more. I used to wanna do her, I used to wanna bone her but after this video I don’t like her like that no more, I just think she’s cool, know what I’m sayin?”
The rapper said, for the video, he “was kissing the s--t out of her all day” and “doing all that perverted s--t.”
Bradley Soileau, a 25-year-old tattooed model, was the star of the singer’s video, “Born To Die,” in which he had a hot and heavy make out session with the singer. While they’ve never officially dated, the model told MTV Hive Lana saw photos of him and chose him for the gig herself.
In 2012, DListed reported Del Rey and Marilyn Manson (real name Brian Warner) left the Echo Awards in Germany together and “snuck into the same hotel.” However, that rumored relationship was never confirmed by either party.