Lana Del Rey Slams Critics After She Was Being Accused Of “Glamorizing Abuse” In Her Music – The backlash comes after Lana Del Rey called out the likes of Cardi B, Beyonce, Ariana Grande and others for songs about “being sexy, wearing no clothes, f**king, cheating.”
Lana Del Rey Slams Critics After She Was Being Accused Of “Glamorizing Abuse” In Her Music:
After facing heavy criticism on thoughts she expressed via a lengthy “question for the culture” online on Thursday (May 21), calling out her fellow singers Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé for songs about “being sexy, wearing no clothes, f**king, cheating,” Lana Del Rey is defending herself.
The singer announced her next album which was going to launch on September 5 and Lana Del Rey shed light on the double standards of the music industry, emphasizing on how she was trolled for her romantic songs which talk about “being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect.”
She then asked if she can continue singing about her own dark past “without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?”
Lana Del Rey continued to respond to critics via Instagram story, writing, “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 f—ing people.”
The 34-year-old singer-songwriter added: “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 bullsh*t.”
“And my last and final note on everything,” she concluded by writing in a fourth comment, “when I said people who look like me I meant the people who don’t look strong or necessarily smart, or like they’re in control etc. it’s about advocating for a more delicate personality, not for white woman – thanks for the Karen comments tho. V helpful.”
Lana Del Rey Called Out Fellow Female Singers For Songs About “Being Sexy, Wearing No Clothes, F**King, Cheating”:
In her original post on Thursday (May 21), Lana Del Rey wrote, “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 of saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?”
“I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamourize abuse when in reality I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world,” the alternative pop singer added.
She went on: “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 lye set women back hundreds of years.”
“Let’s be clear, I’m not a feminist — but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me — the kind of woman who says no but men hear yes,” the “Blue Jeans” singer continued. “The kind of women who are slated mercilessly for being their authentic, delicate selves, the kind of women who get their own stories and voices taken away from them by stronger women or by men who hate women.”
“I’ve been honest and optimistic about the challenging relationships I’ ve had. News flash! That’ s just how it is for many women. And that was sadly my experience up until the point that those records were made.”
“Thanks for reading,” The “Doin’ Time” singer concluded after announcing her new album. “Happy quarantining.”