Courtney Love Chides Lana Del Ray, Says ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ Is About Her Vagina

Courtney Love, the widow of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, mom to then-toddler-now-hottie Frances Bean and the lead singer of the band Hole, is a bit of a troublemaker on Twitter.

It’s been nearly twenty years since Cobain died by his own hand, alone in his garage, and a full two decades since he penned the song that would go on to be a worldwide hit and even rate Beavis and Butthead. The song was off Nirvana’s third and final album, “In Utero,” and was written during the latter part of Cobain’s career and life.

In those years (and you should feel very, very old, everyone), much has happened with both Courtney Love as well as the surviving members of Nirvana. Love went on to record more material with Hole, and Nirvana’s Dave Grohl became even more famous with the Foo Fighters.

But Love will assert herself when her late husband’s music or image are appropriated in any way, and as Lana Del Ray has been covering “Heart-Shaped Box” at shows, she has something to say about it. Love reminded Lana Del Ray on Twitter that the song was allegedly written about her nether regions, and reminded the upstart singer to remember that when playing the song.

Of her connection to “Heart-Shaped Box,” Del Ray explains:

“When I was 11, I saw Kurt Cobain singing ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ on MTV and it really stopped me dead in my tracks… I thought he was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness.”

Addressing Del Ray, Love tweeted:

Del Ray has not responded on Twitter or elsewhere.