In the past few days, Lana Del Rey has voiced her opinions pertaining to the popularity of some (other) female artists and the content they’ve chosen to post. The news ruffled more than a few feathers, yet the New York native remains steadfast in her position.
Del Ray’s original thoughts first took aim at lyricists such as Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, who “have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f—ing, cheating, etc.” She then proposed the idea of making music “without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?” pointing out that her recordings have come under scrutiny for what some may perceive as making light of socially unacceptable situations. Lana noted that she’s simply a glamorous person who happens to be taking on serious subjects. Regardless of her defense, many people in music as well as fans have piled on, calling the female chanteuse a list of nasty names.
Since the original barrage of comments, the “Summertime Sadness” singer took back to social media to clear things up, saying “Despite the feedback I’ve heard from several people that I mentioned in a complimentary way, whether it be Ariana or Doja Cat – I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and stance in that what I was writing about was the importance of self advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed, softer female personality, and that there does have to be room for that type in what will inevitably become a new wav/3rd wave of feminism that is rapidly approaching. Watch!” Check out the full post below.
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