Lana Del Rey Urges Fans Not To Listen To Leaks As Laptop Stolen

22 October 2022 | 10:11 am | Mary Varvaris

A 200-page manuscript she was writing for Simon & Schuster was also stolen.

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Lana Del Rey has urged her fans not to listen to leaks of her as-yet-unnamed ninth album after her backpack was stolen from her car.

Also stolen was a 200-page manuscript she was writing for Simon & Schuster - which wasn't backed up - a bunch of hard drives, and three camcorders filled with family home videos. 

Although the incident occurred months ago, the Blue Banisters singer is concerned that unfinished art could make its way out there.

Del Rey said in a series of now-deleted Instagram Live videos, "A few months ago, I parked my car on Melrose Place, and I stepped away for a minute. And the one time I left my backpack inside my car, someone broke all the windows and took it. 

"I had to remotely wipe the computer that had my 200-page book for Simon & Schuster - which I didn't have backed up on the cloud. And despite that, people are still able to remotely access my phone and leak our songs and personal photos. I loved the book that I lost with all of my heart and put a lot of passion into it.

"Please don't listen to the music if you hear it, because it's not coming out yet," she pleaded with fans.

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She continued by discussing her concerns, not about privacy but about the frequency of her music getting stolen and leaked. "Obviously I won't ever leave anything in the car again, even if it's just for a moment. But we've had the same issues at the house, and it is a constant thing. And although I'm so grateful to be able to share all of the good stuff, I just also want to share that it has been a challenge.

"I don't even think a plea for respect or some privacy would even do anything, but I do want to be honest about the fact that I do have concerns about what's going to be out there.

"I'm hoping that nothing else becomes available or stolen, and this is just an off-the-cuff thought that I've had for a long time," she said in another video. Rolling Stone reached out to representatives for Del Rey for comment.