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  • Lana Del Rey Redacts 'Cola' in Weinstein Scandal


    | In the wake of the sexual abuse claims against Harvey Weinstein, the decision has been made to retract the song due to its inappropriate lyrics - including Harvey's name.


    Lana Del Rey has recently announced that she is 'retiring' her song Cola, no longer playing it live, because of its association with Harvey Weinstein.

    According to the singer herself, who has received criticism of late due to her sugar-daddy related lyrics in the wake of multiple sexual harassment cases in Hollywood, the song was written with “a Harvey Weinstein/Harry Winston-type of character in mind.”
    ...
    “I envisioned, like, a benevolent, diamond-bestowing-upon-starlets visual, like a Citizen Kane or something. I’m not really sure. I thought it was funny at the time, and I obviously find it really sad now. I support the women who have come forward. I think they’re really brave for doing that.”

    Let's take a look at the lyrics shall we...

    My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola
    My eyes are wide like cherry pies
    I got sweet taste for men who're older
    It's always been so it's no surprise/
    Harvey's in the sky with diamonds
    And it's making me crazy
    All he wants to do is party with his pretty baby/
    Come on baby, let's ride
    We can escape to the great sunshine
    I know your wife and she wouldn't mind
    We made it out to the other side/
    I fall asleep with an American flag
    I wear my diamonds on skid row
    I pledge allegiance to my dad
    For teaching me everything he knows/
    Harvey's in the sky with diamonds
    And it's making me crazy
    All he wants to do is party with his pretty baby, yeah
    Come on baby, let's ride/
    We can escape to the great sunshine
    I know your wife and she wouldn't mind
    We made it out to the other side/
    Drug, suck it up, like Vanilla Ice is
    Don't treat me rough, treat me really nice-is
    Decorate my neck, me, I'm on decisis
    Why, come on come on come on/
    Come on baby, let's ride
    We can escape to the great sunshine
    I know your wife and she wouldn't mind
    We made it out to the other side

    What do you think? Should this 'censoring' of art be essential during scandals? Let us know in the comments.


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