AceShowbiz - Lana Del Rey sets the record straight. In a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday, May 21, the singer-songwriter hits back at critics who accused her of "glamorizing abuse" in her songs throughout her decade-long career. She explained her side while throwing shades at fellow female musicians including Doja Cat and Ariana Grande, Beyonce Knowles among others.
"Question for the culture: Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, [Camila Cabello], 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 opened her post.
"Im fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse when in reality I'm just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seing are very prevalent emotinally abusive relationships all over the world," she continued. "I think it's pathetic that my minor lyrical exploration detailing my sometimes submissive or passive roles in my relationships has often made people say I've set women back hundreds of years."
In her post, Lana also claimed, "I've been honest and optimistic about the challenging relationships I've had. News flash! That's just how it is for many women. And that was sadly my experience up until people point that those records were made. So I just want to say it's been a long 10 years of bullsh**t reviews up until recently and I've learned a lot from them but I also feel it really paved the way for other women to stop 'putting on a happy face' and to just be able to say whatever the hell they wanted to in their music."
Concluding her rant, Lana hinted that she's preparing for her album and her "next two books of poetry" in which she would be "detailing some of my feelings." She added, 'And I'm sure there wil be tinges of what I've been pondering in my new album that comes out September 5th."
Fans appreciated her honesty as one of them wrote in the comment section, " love you for being so honest and open and not being afraid to speak your mind! Continue being you, millions of people love you and relate to you. You've saved me thru ur music and has inspired me and made me who I am today and I thank u a million times for that."
Excited for Lana's new album, another fan said, "I'm so happy you stuck with you after all these years. You've always been authentic and that's why we love you. Can't wait for September 5th."