After calling out a number of female musicians for getting famous by discussing certain topics when she’s been criticized for attacking other issues, Lana Del Rey has been the recent target of a social media controversy.
Del Rey’s original thoughts first took aim at lyricists like 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.” To support her position, Lana 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 perceive as making light of socially unacceptable situations. Receiving significant push back, the singer/songwriter responded by driving home her point in the following social media post.
With more hate coming her way, the 34-year-old songstress decided to get back on Instagram and release a new spoken-word piece titled “Patent Leather Do-Over,” featuring music by Jack Antonoff. In a follow-up Saturday night post, LDR said the new recording would appear on Behind the Iron Gates — Insights From an Institution, the second of two spoken-word LPs she’s created. Listen to and watch the clip here, and stay tuned for more regarding this ongoing situation.
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