Lana Del Rey posted a short video on Saturday announcing she was quitting social media.
Then the singer followed through and deleted her Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. “I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow we are going to be deactivating my social media accounts. That is simply because I have so many other interests and other jobs I’m doing that require privacy and transparency,” Del Rey said in her last Instagram video. The video is now removed, as the singer followed through after the announcement.
Lana Del Rey took the time to assure fans that she was still committed to music.
“I’m still very present and love what I do. I’m absolutely here for music,” she continues. “I’m also just going on some different endeavors, and I want to say thank you so much for all the support, and I do hope that you like the record.”
“It’s a compilation of older songs and some new songs; some written by family and friends and mostly old collaborators,” Del Rey says. “And there will always be more to come.” The 36-year-old also thanked her fans heavily for their support and says she made the decision to delete social media to focus on other things.
“I wanna say a heartfelt thank you for continuing to kind of see me through the music,” she continues. “It’s always important to be witnessed, and it’s also really important just to be witnessed by the people close to you that you know and who you trust, and for right now, I think I’m going to just keep my circle a little bit closer and continue to develop some other skills and interests.”
Lana Del Rey had almost 20 million followers on Instagram before she deleted her social media accounts.
It’s unclear what projects she’s working on, but that’s obviously the point. Del Rey cites her need for privacy to continue to work on her poetry books and a new spoken-word album. The video announcing her withdrawal from social media was posted in black and white and ran for nearly three minutes.
I got rid of my Twitter and FB many years ago. Haven’t regretted it.
Everyone should. It’s a waste of time.