F---ed My Way Up To The Top

Album: Ultraviolence (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Del Rey wrote this song about a woman using her feminine wiles to progress in her career in part as a response to another popular female artist who'd said derogatory things about her in the press. She told Grazia: "It's about a singer who sneered about my allegedly not authentic style but later she stole and copied it. And now she's acting like I am the art project and she's the true super artist."
  • Lana Del Rey alludes on this song to people who believe she used more than just her talent and charm to advance her career. "You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals," she told Complex magazine. "Which is annoying."

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