Harvey Weinstein appears to be embroiled in every corner of the entertainment industry: Page Sixnow reports that Lana Del Rey's "Cola" is about the disgraced film executive.
When Del Rey wrote the song in 2012 for Born To Die: The Paradise Edition, she was reportedly responding to Weinstein's advances upon her. The lyrics: "I've got a taste for men who're older/ It's always been so it's no surprise./ Harvey's in the sky with diamonds and he's making me crazy./ All he wants to do is party with his pretty baby."
The track was written ironically, however. Page Six reports Del Rey was not at all interested in Weinstein: "She rebuffed him, she had a boyfriend," an unnamed source explains.
After learning of the song's lyrics, Weinstein apparently "went bananas and insisted Del Rey change the lyrics, which she did, removing Harvey's name, so the line now goes, 'Ah he's in the sky with diamonds and he's making me crazy.'"
Weinstein later recruited Del Rey to do the title track for his 2014 film, Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton.
We've reachd out to Del Rey's camp for a comment.
Revisit Lana Del Rey's "Cola," below.