Lana Del Rey Faces Backlash Over Her Instagram Post

Lana Del Rey took to Instagram to announce that she will be releasing a new album on September 5.

At the same time, the singer-songwriter has also addressed the comments she has received on her music in the past.

Controversial New Album Announcement

“Question for the culture:

“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes f–king, cheating etc. – can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect or dancing for money – or whatever I want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?,”
Del Rey wrote in the post.

“I’m not not a feminist”

Del Rey has also said she is “fed up” with “female writers” saying these things about her and adds that she feels she is just “a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent abusive relationships all over the world.” 

“With all of the topics women are finally allowed to explore I just want to say over the last ten years I think it’s pathetic that my minor lyrical exploration detailing my sometimes submissive or passive roles in my relationships has often made people say I’ve set women back hundreds of years.”

She concluded the post by saying she will detail these feelings in two new poetry books, as well as the next album.

The Aftermath

After Del Ray has made the post, she faced the accusations of racism. However, the singer said that she mentioned specific artists because they were her “favorite singers.”

“I fucking love these singers and know them,” she wrote in her comments section.
“Bro. This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite singers. I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite fucking people.” 

She continued: “And this is the problem with society today, not everything is about whatever you want it to be. It’s exactly the point of my post — there are certain women that culture doesn’t want to have a voice it may not have to do with race I don’t know what it has to do with. I don’t care anymore but don’t ever ever ever ever bro- call me racist because that is bullshit.”


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