Singer Lana Del Rey only really broke on to the music scene for the past year or two, with her debut album Born to Die being a huge success. However, Lana has slammed the music industry for not respecting her hard work or her music, admitting that it pushes her back towards her battle with alcoholism.
Del Rey moaned to Fashion Magazine, "I feel like my work's important, but I don't always feel like I get respect for it. When I feel like people don't like [my] music and that the 10 years I spent making what I made was not for a good reason, that makes me want to drink again. I don't believe in the school of hard knocks, although I've had them."
She added, "All that stuff about whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger is so not true. Do you know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity. Feeling like you're respected among the people who do the same thing you do is incredible and necessary. If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist."
Lana Del Rey has battled alcoholism since she was just a teenager but has been on top of things in recent years. Lana is working on her second studio album and her latest track Young and Beautiful features on The Great Gatsby soundtrack.