Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

Lana Del Rey Post Doesn't Go Over Well

Lana Del Rey Responds to Claims Her Lyrics Lana Del Rey confirms release date for new album in fiery statement
Adrian Cunningham | 22 May, 2020, 14:37

Lana Del Rey announced the release date for her new album and slammed critics who say she "glamorizes abuse" in a lengthy Instagram post this morning-while simultaneously igniting the wrath of half a dozen music fandoms.

Over the past few hours, social media has erupted with major dragging.

But some fans remarked the examples she chose - among them Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé - were mainly black women. Why specifically the "urban" girls?

Responding on Instagram, Del Rey said: "Don't ever ever ever call me racist".

"This is sad to make it about a WOC [women of colour] issue when I'm talking about my favourite singers", she wrote.

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The 'Born To Die' singer criticised those who accused her of "glamorising abuse" in the post, stating her intention to return to singing about "whatever I want without being crucified". In turn, in Lana's recent controversial letter, she stated that because other female artists like Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Cardi B, Kehlani, Ariana Grande, and Camila Cabello have been allowed to own their truths and top the charts by singing about whatever they want, it's time for people to stop shaming her for doing the same thing.

Replying on the post, one user wrote, "please respect EVERY woman. women can choose what they want to do and you don't have anything to say about it. if they want to sing about s*x they can, your thoughts about it don't matter. denigrate women about their choice is just coward".

Yet Del Rey was unrepentant and suggested her comments were being wilfully misinterpreted. Those who made it to the second photo on Del Rey's Instagram post may, or may not, be pleased to know her new album will come out September 5. "She quickly played "Saturday Night Live" and was met with fierce criticism for her look, her sound, her lyrics".

Del Rey, whose real name is Elizabeth Grant, is well-known for her themes of tragic romance in songs such as "Ultraviolence" and "Summertime Sadness". But that fast rise to fame and chauvinist response from some critics didn't scare her; she just doubled down on what she does best: "writing songs".