When a new singer hits the scene, we often feel we have to choose sides: For or against? Chances are, for every "OMG I looove her," you'll also hear "Ew, I hate her." Such is the case with Lana Del Rey, times 1000.
Lana Del Rey's ascension into pop-culture consciousness has taken a circuitous path. Millions have been mesmerized by the video for her gloomy, "sadcore" track, "Video Games," with its sweeping strings, melancholy lyrics and footage of Hollywoodized Americana: Neon lights, skateboarding, Paz De La Huerta drunk. But rumors that the singer (real name: Lizzy Grant) is a manufactured gimmick — along with an underwhelming performance on SNL — have created heated backlash, with celebs on Twitter calling her "horrible." All this happened before her album even dropped.