Lana Del Rey’s Car Was Broken Into And Thieves Stole Her Laptop With Her Newest Album And 200-Page Book On It
Banshee Yodel Witch Queen of Sleepy Pop, Yawna–I mean–Lana Del Rey, is here with a message. And it’s not about casting a spell. Lana posted videos on Instagram, explaining how she left her backpack in her car for just a moment, and someone broke her car’s windows and stole her laptop, drives, camcorders, and more. And this is why I carry my shit with me everywhere, everytime–Paranoia saves lives! The laptop included her full 200-page book of poetry and her newest yet-to-be-released album of yodel music. That thief probably put the album on, fell asleep for a full eight hours, woke up from their REM sleep, and realized they stole the motherlode!
Lana Del Rey has been working on another book after her first one, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, was released in 2020. But too bad if you wanted another poetry and picture book from Lana because Lana claims she didn’t back up her book on the cloud because she doesn’t use the cloud. So it seems like her book is G-O-N-E for now. Not only that, but new, unreleased music of hers may start to leak online. Here’s Lana’s tale, via Stereogum:
“So I wanted to talk to you guys about something for a minute a few months ago I parked my car on Melrose Place, and I stepped away for a minute, and the one time I left my backpack inside my car someone broke all of the windows and took it, and inside of it was my computer and my three camcorders and my hard drive… And I had to remotely wipe the computer that had my 200-page book for Simon & Schuster, and I didn’t have back up on the cloud because we do not have any cloud access, and despite that people are still able this week to remotely access my phone, our songs and personal photos and I just want to mention that despite all of this happening, I am confident in the record to come and so many safety factors and so many different levels. I really want to persist and make the best art I can.”
“And if I have to start over with my book, which I do, obviously I won’t ever leave anything in the car again even if it’s just for a moment… But we’ve had the same issues at the house and it is a constant thing, and although I’m so grateful to be able to share all of the good stuff I just also want to share that has been a challenge. And I think it’s important to say that it is a bit of a roadblock in terms of the creative process and keeping things safe and valuable and keeping me safe as well. With all of the action it’s been going on around me, my home, everywhere I go, and so I don’t even think a need for respect of some privacy would even do anything, but I do want to be honest about the fact that I do have concerns about what’s going to be out there and the two years worth of videos that we have from the family and everything we were planning on turning into a small snippet of our lives over the last couple of years and whatever else might’ve been on there — not exactly sure what’s gonna happen with it.”
“But that’s just what’s been going on and with everything leaking lately I just want to bring it to light that it, it’s hard and there’s really nothing to be done because I can’t really make my devices any safer… You know however people access them is unbeknownst to me and unavoidable unless I just completely don’t have them and no one has them, in terms of the songs. So, I’m hoping that nothing else, you know, becomes available or stolen, and this is just an off-the-cuff thought that I’ve had for a long time. And I don’t really like to share things that are going not to plan, but you know it’s why I’ve been private in the first place and it doesn’t really seem to have any bearing on whether or not things actually stay private. But you know even if it’s just my innermost thoughts, I accept that but just want to say that is a challenge.”
“Please don’t listen to the music if you hear it, ’cause it’s not coming out yet,” the pop star concluded. “And in terms of the book, I loved the book that I lost with all of my heart and put a lot of passion into it. And in terms of the camcorders, we shall see what happens with that, so that is an update that I would obviously normally not give, but I’m worried about it, so you know now that it’s like the third time that this has happened I just wanted to address it. So that’s that, and onward and upward and we’ll see. Thanks.”
I hope Lana put a hex on this thief because what good is witchcraft if you can’t get revenge? Here’s her video message in full:
I think Lana needs better security. Instead of a car alarm, her vehicle should blare her own music at the top volume. Shades of Cool will knock a would-be thief out cold for days.