Watch out, Gaga: The internet may have a new queen on the rise. If there was a tweet yesterday not about Lana Del Rey's new video, we must've missed it. Then again, we were pretty busy hitting replay on the part with THE ACTUAL TIGERS. In her "Born to Die" video, Lana Del Rey joins the mild-mannered mammals in a massive church, decked out in a flower crown and singing from a sanctuary that probably looks just like Kanye West's living room. We were hoping for a Yeezy cameo -- or at least Mike Tyson -- but this one's all Lana, as well as a tatted-up lover who joins the singer for makeout sessions on, in and around his vintage ride.
Judging by the video's fiery conclusion, he could probably use less ink and more time in driver's ed, but as we noted when the track first dropped, Del Rey's all about the dramatic. The luxurious-looking clip's a big change from her homemade reel for "Video Games," but hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Especially if "it" is a pair of chill tigers.
Lana Del Rey's debut album, Born To Die, drops Jan. 31 -- felines not included.
+ Watch Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" video.