Lana Del Rey Gets Groped & Poses Nude For British GQ
British GQ has a funny way of treating their woman of the year.
The men’s magazine got Lana Del Rey to strip for their cover recently—and then manhandled her (literally! Creative Director Paul Solomons grabs Rey’s breast in the pictorial) in honor of the “Woman of the Year” award. The 26-year-old wears nothing but red lipstick and rocks a matching scarlet mane on the cover of the “15th Annual Men of the Year Awards Special Issue.”
“Having provoked equal amounts of debate and outrage throughout an incredible year, she fulfills one of the key requirements for any good pop star: she gets talked about,” the creators of British GQ said. “Following the all-conquering ‘Video Games’ and her number one debut album Born To Die, Del Rey signed to NEXT models, wrote the best song on Cheryl Cole’s last album, teamed up with ASAP Rocky and has acted as a muse and model to Mulberry, Jaguar and H&M. Truly 2013 is hers for the taking.”
Inside the magazine, Del Rey spoke about the inspiration behind her debut album. “I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day,” she told the magazine. “I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f**king cool. A great deal of what I wrote on Born To Die is about these wilderness years. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, ‘I’m f–ked. I am totally f–ked’.”
The issue, which is already on newsstands in the UK, is causing quite the controversy in the U.S. for its risky nature. But, Rey seemingly has no regrets. “We had a beautiful shoot in Monaco and I had a really interesting interview—for a change—and I was reminded of why I love to sing and why I wanted to become a writer,” she said. “Also, Paul, the creative director, was very hands on with the shoot. In fact, if you see inside the magazine—in the middle of the spread—you’ll see a hand hoisting up one of my boobs. That’s Paul’s hand. Couldn’t have done it without him.”
Check out Lana Del Rey in GQ below. What do you think: fashion or fondling?