“I thought it was cool that someone I really like was writing a book about… me? Question mark?” before adding, “But then I had read an excerpt of it. We hadn’t really spoken all that much yet,” she elaborated. “I wasn’t thrilled with the, um, presentation. It was definitely a projection. I was like, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t think we talked about that.’ And he was like, ‘Well, I think we did,’ and I was like, ‘I’m pretty sure we didn’t, where’s the recording?’ It was just kind of an interesting twist. I think at the time we were talking about a more collaborative poetry book, or a book of short tales, and then it was a weird story about me being, like, a freak.”
– Lana Del Rey, on her scrapped book of real and imaginary convos with James Franco.