Lana Del Rey will be performing in Israel next month at the inaugural Meteor Festival and has addressed her decision in a lengthy note posted to Twitter this Sunday.

The music fest contains artists such as A$AP Ferg, Pusha T, Flying Lotus and Ariel Pink. Many other artists have chosen not to schedule concerts in Israel in cultural boycott, opposing the country’s occupation of Palestine. Del Rey, who has apparently faced backlash over choosing to bring her live show there, expressed her opinion that singing in Israel has nothing to do with politics.

The “Born To Die” artist took to Twitter to explain why she is performing in Israel.

 

 

Del Rey is scheduled to perform on September 7th.

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