Rock’s great white widow Courtney Love has reacted to Lana Del Rey’s cover of Heart-Shaped Box by publicly informing the world it is in fact a ditty about her vagina.
The Hole singer, who was married to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, took to Twitter to vent her spleen after Del Rey’s cover of the song at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on July 26.
Modest: Courtney Love says Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box is all about her
They said: “You do know the song is about my Vagina right? 'Throw down your umbilical noose so i can climb right back,' umm… On top of which some of the lyrics about my vagina I contributed. So umm next time you sing it, think about my vagina will you?"
Del Rey told a radio show last year watching Cobain sing the song at the age of 11 “stopped me dead in my tracks.”
She added: “Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness.”
Love, who has a history of landing in hot water on Twitter, later appeared to repent, Tweeting Del Rey direct to inform her: “You are gorgeous and very talented, it was all in good humour love, it is true however bwahaa xc”