Lana Del Rey Is Dropping Harvey Weinstein-Inspired Song 'Cola' From Her Sets

For years fans have been convinced the song is about Weinstein.


For years, fans have been sure Lana Del Rey's x-rated song 'Cola' was about Harvey Weinstein.

Many people believed that the now 32 year-old had had some sort of relationship with the now 65 year-old and subsequently wrote a song about it.

The song charts a young starlet in a heady, sexual romance with an older man in Hollywood. Some of the lyrics read, 'Harvey's in the sky with diamonds.'


When the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced, this fan theory went into overdrive, with the Twittersphere going crazy about the conspiracy.

Now the 32 year-old singer-songwriter has half-confirmed the theory, and is dropping the song from future live sets.

Speaking to MTV, the infamous witch who hexed Donald Trump explained what the Harvey reference is in the track.

The ELLE UK cover girl told the reporter that the older male character is definitely inspired by Weintein, saying:

'When I wrote that song I suppose I had like a Harvey Weinstein/Harry Winston type of character.'

She continued:

'I envisioned a benevolent diamond-bestowing-upon-starlets visual. I thought it was funny at the time. I obviously find it really sad now, and I support the women who have come forward and think they're really brave for doing that.'

The song came out in 2012, as part of the album Paradise.

If Rey didn't have any personal contact with him (and we no have to reason to think she was), perhaps she was playing off a romanticised view of a relationship with a difference in age and power.

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She famously also cited to Vladimir Nabokov's opening lines of Lolita, 'Light of my life, fire of my loins,' in her song 'Off To The Races', indicating the singer has previously referenced inappropriate relationships.

We know that in recent years the way we speak about sexual misconduct has changed drastically, and Rey explained in the video that as soon as the allegations came to light she decided to 'retire' the track, saying, 'Obviously I don't feel comfortable with it now,' she said. 'I thought of that right away.'

Their conversation regarding Weinstein starts about 12 minutes into this interview:

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