Lana Del Rey Faces Off with Paparazzi in Paris

Lana Del Rey

During a brief getaway to Paris, Lana Del Rey found herself in a skirmish with relentless photographers. With a packed summer schedule filled with high-profile festival performances, Lana Del Rey hoped to snatch a moment of solitude amidst her bustling agenda.

Her summer kicked off with a bang at Coachella in April, followed by appearances at Hangout, I-Days, and Primavera Sound not once, but twice. As August approaches, fans can catch her live at Rock en Seine and Reading and Leeds festivals.

In the midst of her busy festival circuit, Lana Del Rey made a pit stop in the City of Light. However, her hope for a peaceful break was interrupted by persistent paparazzi. A TMZ video showed Del Rey expressing her frustration, pleading for just a few hours of privacy. “You followed me with my family,” she pointed out, urging the photographers to leave her alone.

Del Rey’s response to the intrusive photographers escalated as she was overheard on video saying, “I am upset. Don’t let them follow me. I only have one day here. I work every single day. I have four hours to myself.” When advised not to raise her voice, she retorted, “Shut up! Don’t follow people.”

The altercation quickly spread across social media, prompting Del Rey to lash out at the photographers, whom she labeled as “assholes,” accusing them of trying to tarnish her image post-confrontation.

As Del Rey prepares for her next festival performance at the Reading Festival in the UK, she also anticipates her debut stadium show at Fenway Park in Boston on June 20th.

Meanwhile, the ‘Summertime Sadness’ singer is also gearing up for the release of her tenth studio album later in the year. Following the acclaim of her 2023 album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, Del Rey is teaming up once again with celebrated producer Jack Antonoff for Lasso, an album that promises to explore deeper into Americana themes. The new record is slated for release this September.

Last year’s effort, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, earned a Grammy nod for ‘Album of the Year’, though it was ultimately bested by another Antonoff collaboration, Taylor Swift’s Midnights. Del Rey was also in the running for ‘Best Alternative Album’.