Lana Del Rey On Azealia Banks Diss: It’s “Definitely Not” True

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Jan. 3 2018, Updated 2:49 p.m. ET

Lana Del Rey is putting the kibosh to rumors that one of the tracks on her latest album, Honeymoon, is about controversial rapper and celebrity BFF Azealia Banks.

In an interview with NME, Lana was directly asked if the rumors were true and the song “Art Deco” was indeed written about the controversial 24-year old rapper. “Definitely not,” Del Rey responded. “I have no idea where people got that from. I just don’t know what the correlation is. That song is actually about a group of teenagers who go out every night.”

The correlation, it seems, is that the pair of pop stars have formed an unlikely friendship. According to Paper Mag, the pair have struck up a friendship based on mutual respect for each other’s music dating back to November 2011.

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“Since each burst onto the scene in late 2011, Banks and Del Rey have supported one another like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid scoping out the fringes of pop culture.”

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Which, in turn, is how the pair have become inextricably linked to each other every since. In 2014, Azealia posted a series of Tweets in which the outspoken artist believed Lana Del Rey deserved the Grammy win for her album Ultraviolence, as reported by Gigwise.

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She’s also posted many favorable Instagram photos of herself and Lana over the years. At one point, when Del Rey graced the cover of Maxim, Azealia went out of her way to show her props, captioning the photo, “Look at my b**chhhhh,” as a sign of friendship and not in a derogatory manner.

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