‘Summertime Sabotage’: Lana Del Rey ‘Oscar’ Bid Attacked By Anonymous Rival

Published: Thursday 19th Dec 2013 by David

Shocked and confused by the headline?

Well, consider yourself one of many to have raised a surprised brow at a fresh Lana Del Rey report today. A report, that claims she is being targeted by an anonymous rival, hell bent on thwarting her chances of winning an Oscar.

Full story below…

After becoming one of 75 songs nominated in the ‘Best Original Song’ Oscar category, Rey’s ‘Young & Beautiful’ – pulled from ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack- found itself targeted by an anonymous rival who has now set out to slice and dice its chances of winning.

Their first move?

Well, according to ‘Deadline.com‘, one member of the academy of motion picture arts and sciences’ music selection committee reportedly received “an anonymous envelope” with what appeared to be a print-out from Timothy M.Gray‘s ‘Variety.’

In this print-out, was an article claiming ‘Beautiful’ had been disqualified due to a ‘release date’ technicality, and was no longer eligible to be nominated for the award.

The problem with this article? It was fake, and was never published by ‘Variety‘, crafted by said saboteur to discourage members of the committee from supporting the release’s chances of winning.

Upon learning of the cruel move, studio and label representatives launched an investigation to locate the address of whomever had sent the letter, but found themselves unable to do so…or discover the identity of Rey’s determined detractor.

Deadline explains:

“Interscope focused on setting the record straight with the Oscar committee member who reported receiving the missive and others who might have.

“Warner Bros, which has several songs from the Baz Luhrmann-directed film on the just-release long list of 75 eligible tunes, is now recutting a music featurette to emphasize the collaboration between Luhrmann and Del Rey on the song, which plays in the scene where Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) regales Daisy (Carey Mulligan) with the grandeur of his mansion. And yes, the song is Oscar-eligible. Studio insiders confirmed this happen, but would not elaborate.”


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  1. BeachHouseBritney December 19, 2013

    It was Gaga.

  2. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 19, 2013

    Waits for @Rosie to go in…

  3. LOL December 19, 2013


  4. The Truth Hurts December 19, 2013

    How pathetic for someone to do something like this, but it’s a good sign because it shows that young & beautiful is thought of as the song to beat.

  5. LaLopez December 19, 2013

    What a horrible thing to do.

  6. FentySoSnatched December 19, 2013

    It was Beyonce imo.

  7. christinastherealtalent December 19, 2013

    My bets are on Beyonce and her team!

  8. Haha December 19, 2013

    Gaga or Lorde

  9. Just Sayin December 19, 2013

    It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s another pop star -__-

  10. KIIIII December 19, 2013


  11. Amanda Bynes December 19, 2013

    Obviously it was Tranny Caca and Thiefyonce. These fake ass b****** are thirsty for fame.

  12. RICHIE_RICH December 19, 2013

    Why would Beyonce’ do something like this?

    This is HORRIBLE!!!!!

  13. Bey Fan December 19, 2013

    Didn’t Bey’s husband have something to do with the soundtrack to the Great Gatsby …. I doubt it was any pop star.

    But just for that I hope she wins… LOL. That would be the ultimate kii (although I want Rise Up to win)

  14. cake like lady gaga December 19, 2013

    Not at @enough_troll “waiting for the canadian tranny to go in”..

    The trannny got rid of his Lana stan card and hopped on the t********* bandwagon, cause he his a fraud like that, a fraud like his new fave.

    He will act like he didn’t see this post.

  15. Suicide Blonde December 19, 2013

    The oscars are s*** like the Grammys are s***, they did the same to Madonna’s song ‘Masterpiece’, ‘Young and Beautiful’ is an intense song, awards does not define an artist but since they are the most important awards from music and cinema, it’s kind of sad actually, never mind, she remains a flawless Goddess, Aphrodite must have reincarnated in her.

  16. Nazeem December 19, 2013

    It was @SLAY HIVE!!!


  17. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 19, 2013

    Sounds like a publicity stunt from Lana’s team to me.

  18. cake like lady gaga December 19, 2013

    @Lovebird you hit the nail on the head..

    The struggle for ANY award is real. Since she won’t be getting that grammy so she is trying her luck with the oscars..

  19. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 19, 2013

    This is just cruel. Why would beyonce have anything to do with it? She’s not the type of person with a history of being thirsty for fame. You h*** can stay reaching

  20. Naomi December 19, 2013


  21. CARMEN December 19, 2013

    whoever did this is pathetic

  22. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* December 19, 2013

    Something is Really Off.

    And No, It is not Gaga, this b**** couldn’t even have her s*** nominated in the grammy’s and her label Won’t go too far like that.

    Also Not Beyonce because her husband had business to do with the whole soundtrack and even got his wife on board Singing “Amy Winehouse” Just to show up, no no, not beyonce.
    Maybe it is a Publicity Stunt to put the spotlight on “Young and Beautiful”, It is deserving of a nomination tbh.

    IDK, something is really Off!

  23. lesotho finnest December 19, 2013

    hahahaa..dead at this comments, someone please make sure rosey does not see this article

  24. Yaz December 19, 2013

    Jay Z produced that soundtrack so why the f*** would it be Beyoncé. Smh.

    It doesn’t have to be a singer, there are other people in the industry you know behind the scenes. Or it could just be a publicity stunt which is more likely.

  25. FAF December 19, 2013

    It was me. KIIII. I was at Gaga’s house and we had a sleepover

  26. PINK V***** December 19, 2013

    That will be beyonce tbh.

  27. Rosie December 19, 2013

    I bet it’s Disney. Let It Go from Frozen is huge competition, and it really shows that the others are threatened. It’s not Beyoncé, though. Her husband produced the Great Gatsby soundtrack.
    And not this being a stunt from her team. Lana doesn’t need media saturation and publicity stunts to sell, unlike a certain other has-been on her label.

  28. ME December 19, 2013

    The people who said publicity stunt GTFO!!

    She’s never been that type of artist.

    I have to agree with Rosie, it could be disney.

  29. SMH December 19, 2013

    Beyonce did it. Shes not Oscar worthy so she’ll sabotage anyone who is…

  30. Vee December 19, 2013

    Bye at the people saying its Beyonce. You are obsessed with her. Rise Up is already one of the 75 songs in the running for a nomination anyway.

  31. Nicki is queen other b****** take a seat> December 19, 2013

    This is really interesting. it’s either her label or Beyoncé that jealous thirsty ass bytch!

  32. Barb B**** December 19, 2013

    Why Beyonce out of everyone lmao? You people need to stop you sound about 12.

  33. iconic cici December 19, 2013

    It was GaGa the Queen of sabotage!

  34. Me December 19, 2013

    It was Lorde, lol

  35. Nicki is queen other b****** take a seat> December 19, 2013

    Omg it could be lorde that shady bytch probably has the time to do it it and the fact that she has shaded Lana before…

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  38. FutureCIARA December 19, 2013

    All shade aside,

    Thats really horrible, I wouldn’t want that happening to my fav.

    And The Great Gatsby was an awesome movie probably my favorite of the year, if you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for. I really hope it wins an Oscar in a different category though.

  39. Lana Del Bey December 21, 2013

    How dare someone do that, this songs is haunting and beautiful I can see why someone would want to sabotage

  40. BeyIsKing December 21, 2013

    It was me bishes eat my ass

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