Kurt Cobain’s daughter, Francis Bean-Cobain has low tolerance for people romanticizing death. After Lana Del Rey talked about Amy Winehouse and Cobain to a reporter, she was quoted as saying she wished she was dead already. Bean immediately used her Twitter account to set Del Rey straight.
The soulful singer who has a song called, “Born To Die,” was asked by a reporter if she thought dying young was glamorous. She responded by saying, “I don’t know. Umm…yeah. I wish I was dead already.”
It’s hard to say whether she was joking or not, but Bean, 21, didn’t take that statement lightly. Her father, who was in the grunge band, Nirvana, took his own life when he was just 27-years-old. Bean, who was 16-months-old when it happened, responded to Del Rey on Twitter when she posted:
“The death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticize. I’ll never know my father because he died young and it becomes a desirable feat because ppl like u think it’s ‘cool.’
She continued by giving Del Rey advice, tweeting: “Embrace life, because u only get 1 life. The ppl u mentioned wasted that life. Don’t be 1 of those ppl. Ur too talented to waste it.”
Del Rey, who said she felt set up by the reporter, responded to Bean’s rant when she posted: “It’s all good. He [the interviewer] was asking me a lot about your dad. I said I liked him because he was talented not because he died young.”
Del Rey, 28, continued by tweeting: “The other half of what I said wasn’t related to the people he mentioned. I don’t find that part of music glam either.”
Bean, then tried to end the Twitter “beef” by posting: “I’m not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana. I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.”