Lana Del Rey has spoken, and unfortunately, the situation has only worsened.
The American singer-songwriter has found herself in boiling hot water after her explosive statements about hypocrisy in the pop music industry, taking the names of her peers – Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat and more, to prove her point.
Naturally, fans of the mega stars were not happy with the tone and delivery of her message, touting it as privileged and anti-women. And while Twittersphere has been abuzz with dialogue over the post. Lana Del Rey seems to have gotten lost in the clumsy execution of her message which was basically a plea for expression. She pointed out how “pathetic” it is that she is criticised for “glamourising abuse” in her music.
Well, after all the backlash that stemmed from her name-dropping female artists (predominantly women of colour), Lana has hands to throw and words to say. Lana Del Rey took to her Instagram stories to respond to the backlash, saying: “Bro. This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favourite singers. And this is the problem with society today, not everything is about whatever you want it to be.”
From all the reactions that have come in following the statement, Lana Del Rey seems to be falling further into a problematic trap. She seems to be doing fine, though, posting a video of herself dancing with the caption simply saying “#fuckoff”.
By: Ahalya Narayanan