Lana Del Rey delighted her loyal fans when she confirmed that her latest album would be released on September 5. The award-winning singer took the opportunity to hit back at critics who have “crucified” her.
“Born to Die” singer posted a statement on Instagram Thursday, addressing criticism she is dealing with lately, among which the loudest one is that she is “glamorizing abuse.”
Lana is known for her tragic romance themes in songs such as “Ultraviolence” and “Summertime Sadness.”
“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. 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”, she wrote in the caption.
In an Instagram post, Del Rey also addressed the double standards in the music industry. She said that artists such as Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, and Beyonce “had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes” and “cheating.”
Elizabeth Grant continued: “I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize 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.”