lana del rey getty Lana Del Rey on performing: 'Sometimes it seems more important to [her] than other times'This past Saturday (Jan. 14), Lana Del Rey appeared on “Saturday Night Live” as the musical guest and, well, it didn’t go very well. Then to add insult to injury, NBC newsman Brian Williams sent an email to Gawker empire founder Nick Denton criticizing Del Rey’s performance.

Lana is now speaking out about her debacle, as she talks about how weird it can be to perform live.

“I find it weird … sometimes. [It] depends on the day. You know, like, [it] depends on what’s going on with my family
and everyone around me. If I have other things to think about, or I’m
trying to get things done for somebody else, and I’m not in my own way,
then … I’m like, ‘This doesn’t really matter,'” Del Rey tells MTV.”Sometimes it seems more
important to me than other times, I don’t know.”

But as for the “SNL” performance, she says things are cool.

“Things are cool. They always will be, whether the music goes
good or not,” she says. “Like, I consider being able to sing a luxury,
it doesn’t run my life, it’s not my main focus. I love it, I feel
grateful. I’m honored to be on ‘SNL’ I’m happy to be here, but if I
didn’t have it, I’d be happy too.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."