Lana Del Ray confirmed in an interview that she wouldn’t be singing her song, “Cola,” on her upcoming tour that embarks in Los Angeles, California. Lana wrote the track which is partially inspired by Harvey Weinstein, but she decided to retire the song after the dozens of assault allegations against him.
She said when she wrote the song, “I supposed I had a Harvey Weinstein/Harry Winston-type character in mind.”
The 32-year-old revealed she wouldn’t sing the 2012 track in an interview with MTV News on the 1st of November, Wednesday.
Del Ray claimed she envisioned a “benevolent” person at the time of writing the track, but obviously, she “finds it really sad now.”
Furthermore, Lana stated she doesn’t feel comfortable singing the track at her live shows because of the allegations. She said it’s “time to retire” the song because it’s “the only right thing to do.” According to Us Weekly, the track is about a woman who has an affair with an older man.
As you may already know, the 65-year-old producer came under intense scrutiny following an exposé published by The New York Times as well as The New Yorker.
The two investigatory reports exposed over thirty years of alleged sexual misconduct, rape, assault, harassment, and coercion.
Since then, numerous women have charged the producer with similar crimes including Daryl Hannah, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow among others.
However, in a statement from Harvey as well as his lawyers, he unequivocally denied all of the allegations and stated the relationship was “consensual.” As for Del Ray’s opinion on the matter, she said that she commends all of the women who have come forward because the bravery it entails.