Singer Lana Del Rey has decided to retire her song ‘Cola’ inspired by Harvey Weinstein out of respect for the women who have alleged the Hollywood producer sexually harassed them.
The singer told MTV News that not using the song in her performance is “the only right thing to do.”
“When I wrote that song, I suppose I had a Harvey Weinstein/Harry Winston-type of character in mind. I envisioned, like, a benevolent, diamond-bestowing-upon- starlets visual, like a Citizen Kane or something.
“I’m not really sure. I thought it was funny at the time, and I obviously find it really sad now. I support the women who have come forward. I think they are really brave for doing that,” Lana said.
Del Rey worked with Weinstein in the past. She wrote two songs (‘Big Eyes’ and ‘I Can Fly’) for the 2014 film Big Eyes, produced by The Weinstein Company.
Last month, The New York Times and The New Yorker published exposes alleging Weinstein has sexually harassed and sexually assaulted women in the entertainment industry for decades. Since, more than 60 women, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cara Delevingne, have revealed having similar experiences.
Weinstein has been fired from his own production company, booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, has separated from him.