Lana Del Rey says a laptop containing her next album was stolen after her car was broken into
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Lana Del Rey has revealed her laptop has been stolen after someone broke into her car.
While such a burglary would be frustrating for pretty much everyone on the planet, it's especially heartbreaking for the American singer because the computer had her upcoming album on it.
The 37-year-old took to social media to reveal what happened and how she's trying to not let it get in the way of the album's release.
She said the incident happened 'a few months ago' when she parked her car on Melrose Place.
In addition to the laptop, the thief also took Lana's three camcorders and her hard drive.
“I had to remotely wipe the computer that had my 200-page book for Simon & Schuster, which I didn’t have backed up on a cloud,” she said.
“And despite that, people are still able this week to remotely access my phone and leak our songs and personal photos.”
She added: "I just want to mention that despite all of this happening, I am confident in the record to come and despite so many safety factors in so many different levels, I really want to persist and make the best art I can."
The 37-year-old said the experience has made her determined not to leave anything valuable in her car ever again.
She lamented at the idea of having to restart her book, which was going to be called Behind the Iron Gates - Insights from an Institution, and was set to be a collection of poems.
Del Rey admitted that she's not even bothered to issue a plea for privacy or for her possessions to be returned as she feels it's futile.
She's asked people not to go looking for material that might be leaked from her computer, hard drive or the camcorders.
"Please don’t listen to the music if you hear it because it’s not coming out yet,” she said.
“And, in terms of the book, I loved the book that I lost with all of my heart and put a lot of passion into it. And in terms of the camcorders, we shall see what happens with that.”
According to Pitchfork, the video where Lana discusses the break-in have now been deleted.