We finally know why Waffle House served a breakfast toast with a side of Lana Del Rey.
In a Hollywood Reporter article published Wednesdaythe “Summertime Sadness” singer explained how the viral moment — during which she was filmed working at a Waffle House in Florence, Alabama, in July — came about.
Del Rey revealed that she was in town to hang out with her siblings and that they had already been to the restaurant several times when their latest visit resulted in an unexpected offer.
“We were on our third hour (that day) and the waiters asked us, ‘Do you want some shirts?’ “, she said in the interview. “Hell yeah!” We were delighted.
In the name of Southern hospitality, the staff gave Del Rey her own badge and even encouraged her to lend a hand with customer orders.
“This guy, a regular, comes in every day and orders two things, so they were like, ‘Go get it for him!’ I brought him a Coke. No ice cream. And an empty cup,” she said.
“For dipping,” Del Rey added, referring to chewing tobacco.
After social media users began spreading footage of the “Young and Beautiful” singer behind the restaurant counter, many fans were convinced Del Rey was moonlighting as a waitress.
The folks at X, formerly known as Twitter, shared their reactions at the time.
The six-time Grammy nominee was also spotted posing for photos with fans at a nail salon and Texas Roadhouse restaurant in the area, attracting more attention online.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Del Rey joked that she would have preferred to see her studio production featured.
“I wish my album had gone viral this much,” she joked. “I woke up to about 10,000 text messages the next morning, some from people I hadn’t heard from in 10 years. “I saw your picture at the Waffle House!” » …I was like, “Have you heard the new album?” »