The internet pretty much has a blue-screen-of-death meltdown at the faintest whisper of Lana Del Rey’s name. Her fame is almost reaching Justin Bieber levels of pandemonium among interneters inclined toward hysterics (and internet commenting) at the mention of her mysterious sound and image or the unending curiosity of her dramatic mystique.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about Lana Del Rey, who was named one of MTV’s 11 Artists To Know in 2012. So you could be forgiven for thinking that, based on what we do know, Lana, who has the art of bewitching down to a science, probably lives a life of lounging around the Palace of Fontainebleau with live tigers, doing things models do, landing magazine covers and never flying coach ever again. But you probably wouldn’t think Lana Del Rey’s a member of the babysitter’s club.
When she visited MTV earlier this month, Lana Del Rey pulled the curtain back on all of that sudden supposed subterfuge to reveal that she’s still very much A Normal Girl. “People would be surprised to know that I live a really quiet life — a really normal life,” Lana Del Rey said. “I still have my same babysitting job.”
… Wait, I’m sorry, did Lana Del Rey really just tell THAT SHE STILL BABYSITS?
“I babysit twice a week. When I’m here it’s what I do. It’s just because it’s something I’ve been doing for a while. But I have been traveling a lot,” Lana Del Rey said, of her babysitting gig, which involves watching one 10-year-old boy, and yes he knows she’s Lana Del Rey. “He’s very with it,” she confessed.
Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die album — her second studio effort and her first major-label release — is out next week, and we’re betting she’ll be too busy to babysit for the rest of the immediate future. (That kid she babysits for will have a sufficiently mind-blowing story that should cement his popularity throughout much of high school, though.)
+ Watch Lana Del Rey discuss her babysitting gig.