Lana Del Rey provoked outrage among her followers when she posed with a pistol in her palm in a recent Instagram photo.
The Summertime Sadness singer has had a rollercoaster week, losing a Grammy to friend Taylor Swift, who then invited her on stage for her speech.
Following the wedding, the 38-year-old raised eyebrows when she posted a selfie on Instagram of herself standing in front of a mirror in a white dress.
She looked to be holding a pistol in her other hand while taking the selfie, which alarmed and perplexed many people.Giving absolutely nothing away, she simply captioned the shot: ‘Always chilllling [sic].’
In the next slide, she posted a screenshot of the Coachella 2024 line-up, celebrating her headline slot.
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In the comments section underneath, viewers asked why she was clutching a pistol in the photo.
‘Girl, finger off the trigger,’ one warned.
‘She said “for valentines I thought I’d buy a gun” [sic],’ another penned.
‘NOT THE GUN???,’ a follower yelled beside a string of crying emoji.
A baffled commenter posted: ‘Wait is that a gun lmao.’
While many more joked that it was a ‘warning to the Grammys’ after she failed to win the album of the year category.
Lana was tipped for a string of awards on Sunday, following the release of her ninth album, Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, last year.
The record got her nominations for best alternative music album, best alternative music performance, best pop duet / group performance, and the coveted song and album of the year awards.
However, she left empty-handed, as Taylor won album of the year and Billie Eilish won song of the year for What Was I Made For from the Barbie soundtrack.
Taylor gave her a shout-out in her winner’s speech at the conclusion of the event, telling the star-studded audience: ‘I think so many female artists would not be where they are, and would not have the inspiration that they have, if not for the work that she’s done.‘I think she’s a legacy artist – a legend in her prime, right now. I’m so lucky to know you, and to be your friend.’