After facing intense criticism of the thoughts she expressed via Instagram earlier on Thursday (May 21), Lana Del Rey defends herself.
In her original post, the singer called fellow female stars Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, who “had a number of songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f– -ing, cheating, etc. “He asked if he could continue singing about his own dark past” without being crucified or saying I was attracting abuse? “
“To be clear because I know. I love you twist things,” she wrote in the comments section of her post. “I love these singers and know them. That̵7;s why I’m talking about them.”
“I also want to have the same freedom of expression without judging hysteria,” he clarified.
Del Rey continues to defend himself through his Instagram story, writing, “Bro. It’s sad to do this about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite singers. I could literally say no but I chose my favorite f — in people. “
She added: “And this is the problem in today’s society, not all about anything you want. This is the point of my post – there are some women whose culture does not want to have a voice that may not be racially relevant. “I don’t know what to do. I don’t care but I’ve never called myself racist because that’s bulls —.”
The “Blue Jeans” singer went on to slam critics who thought he was specifically calling for minority artists. “By the way the singers I’ve mentioned are my favorite singers so if you want to try and make a bone to pick out like you are always my guest, it doesn’t change the fact that nothing I have the same opportunity to indicate what I would like to express without being completely decimated and if you want to say that it is related to the race you are of opinion but that is not what I said. “
She concludes by writing, “When I say people like me – I mean people who don’t look tough or need to be smart, or like they control etc. It’s about pushing for a finer personality , not for white women – thanks for Karen’s comments there. V helpful. “
Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album, the followup to the 2019’s Norman F — in Rockwell, will be released on September 5.