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Lana Del Rey Retires Song Inspired by Harvey Weinstein

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Singer Lana Del Rey performs at Terminal 5 on Oct. 23, 2017, in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 02 November 2017 05:23 PM

Singer Lana Del Rey said Wednesday that she has retired "Cola," a song reportedly inspired by Harvey Weinstein, and would be cutting it from her set list.

The singer told MTV News she thought the song was funny before allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against Weinstein came out, but that now she finds it "really sad" and inappropriate.

"I got a taste for men who are older. It's always been, so it's no surprise. Ah, he's in the sky with diamonds and he's making me crazy," the song lyrics read. "I know your wife and she wouldn't mind."

Originally, according to Page Six, the second line included Weinstein's first name, but he reacted badly and pressured her to take his name out.

"When I wrote that song, I suppose I had a Harvey Weinstein/Harry Winston-type character in mind," she said to MTV. "I envisioned, like, a benevolent, diamond-bestowing-upon-starlets visual, like a Citizen Kane or something."

Now, singing the song just makes her uncomfortable. "I support the women who have come forward. I think they're really brave for doing it," she continued.

Del Rey didn't confirm any relationship with Weinstein or any connection to the song outside her imagination, Rolling Stone reported.

Most Twitter users supported Del Rey retiring the song. A few liked it and didn't want to see it go.

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Singer Lana Del Rey said Wednesday that she has retired "Cola," a song inspired by Harvey Weinstein, and would be cutting it from her set list.
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