Lana Del Rey Clarifies Controversial Remarks On Beyoncé And Other 'Sexy' Female Artists

Written by on May 22, 2020

Lana Del Rey took time to clarify her eyebrow-raising remarks about Beyoncé, Cardi B. and different “horny” feminine stars this week after the fan backlash. 

The “Venice Seaside” singer had taken goal at her critics on Wednesday in a prolonged Instagram submit asserting her plans for a brand new album, due out Sept. 5. 

“Query for the tradition,” she wrote. “Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had quantity ones with songs about being horny, sporting no garments, fucking, dishonest and so on. — can I please return to singing about being embodied, feeling lovely by being in love even when the connection shouldn’t be good, or dancing for cash — or no matter I would like — with out being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse??????” 

Del Rey’s submit sparked outrage amongst followers who felt she’d singled out feminine artists of coloration. The dialog throughout media shops was related. 

“The optics of Lana, a white lady, complaining about feminism missing area for her whereas critiquing the acclaim allotted to a number of black pop artists is mortifying,” Jezebel’s Ashley Reese wrote. Added Teen Vogue’s Brittney McNamara: “It’s the ladies she used for example in her submit who’re actually doing the work and defying the chances to proceed the hard-won struggle that girls of coloration have been on the forefront of for many years.” 

By Thursday, nonetheless, Del Rey responded to the pushback within the feedback part of her authentic submit. She famous that she was a fan of the artists she’d talked about and had meant solely to level out the double requirements that she and her pop contemporaries face. 

“That is unhappy to make it a couple of [women of color] problem once I’m speaking about my favourite singers,” she wrote. “I may’ve actually stated anybody however I picked my favourite fucking folks. … There are specific girls that tradition doesn’t wish to have a voice it might not must do with race I don’t know what it has to do with. I don’t care anymore however don’t ever ever ever ever bro-call me racist as a result of that’s bullshit.” 

The 34-year-old singer continued, “Once I stated folks appear to be me ― I meant the individuals who don’t look sturdy or essentially good, or like they’re in management and so on. It’s about advocating for a extra delicate character, not for white lady.” 

This isn’t the primary time Del Rey has stoked controversy on-line. Final yr, she took goal at NPR music journalist Ann Powers in a sequence of tweets shortly after Powers appeared mildly important of Del Ray’s 2019 album, “Norman Fucking Rockwell!” 

“I don’t even relate to at least one remark you made in regards to the music,” Del Rey wrote in a single tweet, later including, “So don’t name your self a fan such as you did within the article and don’t depend your editor one both.”


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