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Lana Del Rey as Lana Del Ray / Lizzy Grant
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Recorded 2009–2010
Length 3:48
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"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.

Background[]

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.[1]

The original file name is called "So Legittt".

Cross-references[]

Lyrics[]

You were the freak king of the piercing shop
All the girls thought that they could sing
But they're really not shit, I don't get it
 
You're lookin' like a man and you're talkin' like a baby
How the fuck is your song in a Coke commercial? Crazy
I don't get it, your taste once exquisite
 
What happened to Brooklyn? What happened to New York?
What happened to my scene? What happened to punk rock, rock?

You called me the queen of the downtown scene, babe
How the fuck would you go switch it up and then replace me?
I don't get it, I'm so legit
 
Tell me, was it 'cause I wasn't platinum in jewels?
That perhaps you thought I was a little bit of an uncool
Kid, was that it?

Stefani, you suck, I know you're sellin' twenty million
Wish they could have seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg
You're hurt? I know my words don't hurt ya

Oh, girl, I see you walkin' 'round in your pearls
Thinkin' that you're number one
You're so funny, 'cause honey, you're not

What happened to Brooklyn, the last frontier?
They said you can make it anywhere if you can make it here
But where? No magic in the air

What happened to Brooklyn? What happened to our scene?
Baby, have we all gone Gaga crazy?
Remember when the streets used to be dangerous?
And we were born bad
And we were born bad

Punk rock, punk rock

The boys used to punch each other in the face
And girls were walkin' 'round wasted
And everyone had a good night
Come back in sunlight

Punk rock, rock, rock

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