It wasn't terrible: Lana Del Rey stands by her 2012 'SNL' performance
Los Angeles: Lana Del Rey has opened up about her much-criticised 2012 "Saturday Night Live!" performance, saying she still believes it was not "terrible".
Rey recently appeared on Rolling Stone's "Musician on Musician" series with legendary singer Elton John, who said he felt "distressed" after seeing Rey getting trolled for her performance.
"You came through that awful thing in that 'Saturday Night Live'. Which was so distressing for someone like me to see someone so crucified. I've watched it, and it wasn't that bad," John said.
To this, the "Norman F***ing Rockwell!" singer replied, "It wasn't terrible."
John agreed with the singer and added, "I don't know what the agenda was there, but where was the #MeToo movement there?"
"That's the first time I ever talked to you. I rang you up and said, 'Listen, I just want to offer my help. I know you're sober and everything, but just don't take any notice of these people. Most people, that would have flattened them forever. It was an outrageous assault," he said.
Rey then reminisced about the performance and said it was the only night in her life when she "wasn't nervous".
"I remember the intention I had. Looking back, there was a more eccentric performative approach to it. I was thinking about Maria Callas, or someone darker coming through," the singer added.