Kendall Jenner decided to skip the regular interview routine for her new cover story with Elle; instead, she asked that a friend just have a conversation with her.
That friend was Lana Del Rey, and the results were spectacularly revealing.
Let's be clear on one thing: No matter what you think of the rapper, Kanye West has power in the music world. So when he requested Lana perform at Versailles for his then-fiance Kim, the singer obviously said yes, and met Kendall in the process.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so awesome and, like, magical in person," said Kendall of the encounter, and the two have remained friends in Hollywood's highest social circles ever since. Lana admitted, "I’m sure we’ll do something at some point. It might not even be a video. We have so many mutual friends. It could be something avant-garde, like a little art project.”
But after gushing over one another, the two get into Kendall's life, and one of the most noteworthy moments surrounds her struggle with anxiety — which she's not been shy about in the past. "It’s interesting; ever since I said something about being anxious, a lot of people in the spotlight have come to me, being like, ‘Oh my God, me too!’ There’s this community. I take what they do to help themselves and piece it together to find what helps me."
There's also some talk about her guilty pleasures — she likes falling asleep to Netflix's Trailer Park Boys — and becoming an aunt to Kylie's firstborn Stormi Webster. "It’s obviously a bit weird that your little sister is having a baby before you. I didn’t expect it to happen like this. But it’s beautiful,” she said. “It’s brought us closer together."
And then they get to social media, a topic which, if you're one of the tens of millions of Kardashian followers, you know is a constant in the family's life. So Kendall's take on the subject may come off surprising:
"It’s an addiction," she said. "I’ll be at dinner with my good friends, and I’ll look at someone on their phone. They’re not texting someone, which I could accept. Maybe they’re talking about something important, or figuring out an email? No, they’re on Instagram and Twitter. It really does irk me. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, you don’t need to see what everyone else is doing! It’s not like you’re sitting in bed right now.’ I strive to not be that person—to not live my life on my phone."
Kendall is once again, somewhat surprisingly, the voice of reason.