According to Musicrooms, the 'Blue Jeans' singer says she finds it "scary" to be scrutinised for her persona rather than her music.
She explained: "What's scary is when you have your focus on being a writer for ten years, and after that people decide they don't like you.
"That's off-putting, because when you've put all your work into crafting words and melodies, and then people start just thinking about you and judging you as a person that's a little off-putting. But the rest of it isn't scary, it's just sort of different."
Del Rey is gearing up for the release of her latest single 'National Anthem' on July 8.
The song will be her fourth single off her debut LP Born to Die, which also features her breakthrough track 'Video Games'.