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- Posted on Jan 23rd 2012 2:08PM by Kenneth Partridge
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In an interview this morning (Jan. 23) with BBC radio host Huw Stephens, the U.K. Metro reports, the singer uttered the words "f---ing hell" during the chat. She promptly apologized for the gaffe.
This slip-up comes as footage of her from a 2009 performance has been getting attention around the Web. Back in those days, Del Rey was a pop hopeful known as Lizzy Grant, and as the video below shows, she had not yet adopted the stylized retro look that is now her signature. The singer's past has haunted her for some time, and since she broke through last year with the viral video for 'Video Games,' haters have labeled her a prefab fraud.
It doesn't help that her father is a millionaire Internet investor, or that back in her Lizzy Grant days, her lips appeared far less pillowy than they are today. And then there was her much-derided appearance earlier this month on 'SNL,' where the seemingly frazzled singer sang off pitch and showed little in the way of charisma. Her new album, 'Born to Die,' is due out Jan. 31, while her debut as Lizzy Grant has been removed from iTunes and other outlets.
Despite accusations she's exploiting her good looks, Del Rey said she's not comfortable with people focusing on beauty.
"I mean, everyone just wants to talk about my face," she said, according to Metro. "And I get very personal messages coming to me, like hate mail, so there is a flipside to the attention my music has been getting."