Of all the songs on Lana Del Rey‘s new album Ultraviolence, “F—-d My Way to the Top” earned the most attention based on the initial tracklisting alone. In interviews, Del Rey had been rather tight-lipped and vague on the song’s meaning, though it seemed to either call out her critics or, possibly at the same time, admit how she rose to prominence so quickly.
In a new interview with Complex, Del Rey explains that both are kind of true. “It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that,” Del Rey explained. “You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.”