American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey recently posted a powerful statement on Instagram and Facebook, in which she seemed to drag superstar singers like Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Camilla Cabello, and Cardi B for their songs about wearing no clothes, cheating, etc., for which she’s now facing major backlash.
In her statement, Lana started off by questioning the culture, and she called out many female artists who, in her words, got famous for “songs about being hot, wearing no clothes, cheating, etc”.
The ‘Video Games’ singer wrote that she’s fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that she glamorizes wrongdoing, when, in reality, “she’s just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent relationships all over the world”.
This is her original post, as it was posted on her official Facebook and Instagram page:
As you probably know already, Lana Del Rey has been widely criticized for some of her songs that feel like she romanticizes emotional and physical exploitation.
One of the most controversial lines of her post, however, is when she clarified that “she’s not not a feminist”, and that “there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like her”.
Additionally, the ‘Summertime Sadness’ singer believes that she “really paved the way for other female artists to be able to say whatever the hell they wanted in their music”.
Lana concluded her post by announcing her plans to release her new studio album and two books of poetry. Her statement has racked up more than 1.5 million likes on Instagram in less than 24 hours, but it was received with mixed feelings. While some people praised her for her honest words, many fans and critiques accused her of unfairly criticizing her colleagues, especially female artists of color. She clarified in the comment section, though, that her post has absolutely nothing to do with race or color. To add to that, many fans of the singers she “dragged” were furious about Lana’s words, and the fact that her post was the #1 trending on Twitter shows how much people were pissed. However, we’ll let you decide what you feel about this, and we invite you to share your opinion in the comment section.
think Lana’s post would have been fine if she hadn’t compared herself to a group of mostly black women with the clear tone that she thinks she’s been treated worse by the media when that’s observably untrue
— shon faye. (@shonfaye) May 21, 2020
i’m not even gon drag, just know that your teen mom suicide pact music didn’t pave the way for Beyoncé to do one single thing. not one. @LanaDelRey
— king crissle (@crissles) May 21, 2020
beyoncé at home googling “who is lana del rey” pic.twitter.com/KlkLUgAKh8
— 5☆ (@died6x) May 21, 2020