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Pop chanteuse Lana Del Rey looks like a million bucks on the cover of the November issue of NYLON mag.

Tons of buzz has been surrounding the sultry singer since Kanye proposed to Kim with Lana’s song “Young & Beautiful” playing in the background last night. Needless to say, she must be someone special if Kanye’s dedicating her songs to his baby mama.

Lana has some mega hits, but oddly, she’s still pop’s biggest enigma.

In NYLON, the New York-based singer gives details on her writing, drinking underage, her boyfriend, and what’s coming up next for her.

Check out quotes from the interview below and some bangin’ pics of Lana from the accompanying NYLON photoshoot.

On her writing process:

“It’s harder to be an observer when people are watching you. You have to go further inside because the outside world becomes a harder place to draw from.”

On her underage drinking and quitting before 21:

“Sometimes when I write about my feelings, about what sounds like a person, I’m actually writing about the way I felt when I was completely inebriated, which was really good–until it wasn’t working for me anymore[…] Thinking about not drinking forever was very scary, but once I did it wasn’t hard anymore because I had all of these miracles happen that let me know I was on exactly the right path.”

On bonding with her boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill:

“[Kurt Cobain is] a big part of our daily conversation. Jeff Buckley is another big inspiration. And Jim Morrison–I mean, we talk about these people like we know them. They’re a part of our relationship. We always say, ‘All of our friends are dead, and they never knew us.’ I’m lucky to have met someone who feels that way, too.”

On ignoring the haters:

“It’s important to have a good relationship with yourself when you become well known… People will say a lot of things, and you’ll start to wonder if they’re true. But then you have to go back to all of those little truths and kernels you found along the way that remind you: You are where you’re supposed to be.”

On what’s next for her:

“When people ask me about it, I just have to be honest–I really don’t know …I don’t want to say, ‘Yeah, definitely–the next one’s better than this one,’ because I don’t really hear a next one. My muse is very fickle. She only comes to me sometimes, which is annoying.”

Lana Del Rey has always been unique and that’s why she’s so damn dope.