"So Legit" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It is unknown when it was recorded but is speculated to be either 2009 or 2010. The track leaked on July 23, 2013.
Lyrically, the song is about labelmate and singer Lady Gaga. In the song, Del Rey addresses Gaga by her real name and says she "sucks" among other insults towards her. When the track leaked, it caused controversy with websites such as Huffpost and ThatGrapeJuice calling the song a "Lady Gaga diss track".
Lana was asked about the song and its context in an interview with Rolling Stone released on July 16, 2014. According to the interview, Del Rey never met Lady Gaga, although they were part of the same downtown scene.
“Her manager, Bob Leone, was a confidante of mine, and he gave me a two-month scholarship to a songwriting class and put me on a list of Monday night lineups at the Cutting Room. We played a couple of shows together, but never met.”
When asked about this song specifically, Del Rey responded with “That was a misunderstanding”. She laughed after the interviewer inferred that maybe the song was just not supposed to be heard by anyone.
The original file name is called "So Legittt".
- A mention of "switching it up" is in "Put Your Lips Together".
- Del Rey refers to the "downtown scene" in "Art Deco," "Salvatore," and "Dum Dum".
- Coke is mentioned in songs like "Dangerous Girl" and "Girl That Got Away".
- "Punk rock" is mentioned in "Blue Jeans".
- To be "born bad" is also mentioned in "Kinda Outta Luck" and "Never Let Me Go".