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Lana Del Rey to Play First Lady Jackie O in ‘National Anthem’ Video

Lana Del Rey
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Lana Del Rey is dreaming big when it comes to her next music video. According to rapper A$AP Rocky, Del Rey’s collaborator, she will be playing Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the clip, while he plays John F. Kennedy.

Rocky spilled the beans about the short film during a recent interview when he was asked about his relationship with Del Rey. “That’s just my homegirl,” he told HipHopDX. “We did a video together. We did her video, it’s called ‘National Anthem.’ It’s off her album ‘Born to Die.’ I play JFK, she plays Jackie O. Some cool trippy s—, some real 2015 sh–. People are going to get it in three years, and that’s the whole purpose of it.”

Del Rey’s decision to portray the former first lady could almost be viewed as a response to the backlash she has received from various critics, who have referred to the 26-year-old as entitled and overhyped. Now she’s boldly taking on the role of one of the most revered women in American history. A$AP Rocky looks nothing like JFK, so this will obviously be a conceptual video requiring a bit of imagination.

‘National Anthem’ is the fourth single from Del Rey’s debut, ‘Born to Die.’ She also worked with A$AP Rocky on the KickDrums track ‘Ridin,’ on which she tried her hand at rapping, delivering the cheeky boast, “I’m delicious to the maximum / Chew it up like bubble gum / I’m his pretty party favor / He says I’m his favorite flavor.

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