Lana Del Rey is fed up. She put out an essay on her IG about being fed up with people saying she glorifies abuse. That’s a valid complaint as she has faced a bit of backlash for her music over the years.
“I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent abusive relationships all over the world.”
We get her complaint as it’s real and we’ve seen it. However, she did NOT have to give us that first paragraph that threw her peers, mostly Black women, under the bus.
“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyonce have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f—ing, cheating, etc – can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever I want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?”
She acts as if these women haven’t had to deal with backlash. Beyonce had literal death threats for her Super Bowl performance. Kehlani had death threats and jokes about her mental health. Ariana Grande faced backlash over men she dated. Nicki Minaj has always been judged by her looks and so on.
What we have here is another White woman giving us all the Karen she can to tear down Black women (and others) who are tearing up the charts. Girl, just post your music and go.
Twitter is all up in that a$$ and destroying Lana. Welp. She asked for it.
Hit the flip to see the chaos.
“Lana Del Rey deserved to be eviscerated for that. The audacity toward the end of that incorrect rant about how “she helped make it comfortable to women to emote about her relationships…”
The blues did that before you, Lana.”
“all the black women that lana listed especially nicki and beyonce have all faced HEAVY criticism for their music and CONTENT, and criticism of their sexuality in music has been criticised for YEARS”
“Beyoncé was threatened to get lynched because she dared to sing about police brutality, Ariana got death threats for the death of her boyfriend that she had no control over. Kehlani got death + rape threats for a breakup song. All the women Lana mentioned have been through hell.”
““come outside, lana. ain’t nobody finna jump you!””
“Bey: “Hips tik-“
“All of the stans joining forces to come for Lana Del Rey”
“Lana: society lets you jezebels get away with whatever y’all want!!! What about women like me??? I’m being crucified!!!!!!!!!!! These artists’ situations highlight a double standard!!!!!!!! hmph!!!!!
The artists’ situations:”
“the lana issue”
“Beyoncé: everywhere I am looking now, I’m surrounded by your embrace, baby I can see your halo.
“this was the pic that pushed lana to the brink. i know she had nightmares that day”