Lana Del Rey Covers T Magazine, Talks ‘Real Lips’ and Onstage Nerves

Lana Del Rey Covers T Magazine
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Lana Del Rey sports a white Carven top in her cover shoot with Terry Richardson.

Love her or hate her, Lana Del Rey has landed yet another magazine cover.

In contrast to her girly-glam Louis Vuitton-clad shoot for Vogue U.K., the polarizing torch singer keeps it simple with loose locks and a white knit Carven top for her Terry Richardson-lensed cover for T Magazine's Spring Fashion Issue, on sale February 19.

The accompanying fashion spread, meanwhile, seems to be taking her "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" style to heart. One image sees Del Rey playing a pinup in an Emporio Armani Underwear baby tee, Opening Ceremony cheerleader skirt, and Charlotte Olympia for Peter Som high-heeled loafers paired with ankle socks; the next reveals a gang sign-flashing tomboy in a Chanel tank and baggy Diesel jeans.

Though her style and name have changed, the artist formerly known as Elizabeth Grant insists that her pop makeover doesn't include plastic surgery.

"They’re real lips," she says of her highly scrutinized pout. 

"In real life my lips don’t look that big. I think because I cartoonized the footage of myself in the video for ‘Video Games’ things look exaggerated.”

Interviewed before her critically slated Saturday Night Live appearance, the chanteuse also tellingly admitted to struggling with performance nerves.

"I’m not by nature a showstopper," she says.

"I love to write and play songs, but onstage, all these things come into play. I’m always saying to myself, Don’t mess up. Don’t mess up.”

Self-fulfilling prophecy much?