This is the most recent chapter within the ongoing Drama Del Rey…
After firing up on-line backlash over her Instagram publish final week, Lana Del Rey has but once more doubled down on defending and explaining her stance.
She’s posted a six-minute video the place she brings FKA twigs and her pole dancing into the dialogue, whereas insisting she’s not racist, however a “good-intentioned” girl who will get “f**ked up the ass continuously by the tradition.”
There’s rather a lot to unpack, however the simple takeaway? Lana reveals the title of her new album.
The follow-up to Norman F**king Rockwell known as Chemtrails over the Nation Membership, and it is out 5 September. Watch LDR reveal the title across the 4:30min mark within the video under.
This comes after Del Rey shared a brand new spoken phrase piece from one of many two forthcoming books of poetry she’s written. It is referred to as ‘Patent Leather-based Do-Over’, that includes music by Jack Antonoff. Watch under.
For those who’re nonetheless taking part in catch-up: Lana Del Rey shared a spicy publish final week the place she slammed “feminine writers and alt singers” who had accused her music and lyrics of “glamourising abuse”, and complained of being held to a unique commonplace than fellow feminine artists.
“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had quantity ones with songs about being attractive, carrying no garments, f**king, dishonest, and so on — can I please return to singing about being embodied, feeling lovely by being in love even when the connection just isn’t good, or dancing for cash — or no matter i need — with out being crucified or saying that I’m glamorising abuse???????”
The publish upset lots of people for quite a lot of causes. Some felt there was a racist subtext to her references to artist of color; others thought she was taking part in the sufferer whereas undermining the feminist call-to-action she was attempting to advertise. Learn extra under.
In subsequent posts, Del Rey dismissed these reactions as wilfully ‘twisting’ her phrases.
“That is unhappy to make it a few WOC concern after I’m speaking about my favourite singers,” the singer responded within the feedback and her Instagram story.
In a publish on Saturday, Del Rey additional defended her authentic place. “I need to say that I stay agency in my readability and stance in that what I used to be writing about was the significance of self-advocacy for the extra delicate and infrequently dismissed softer feminine persona.”
Her newest video message elaborated additional on the “want for fragility within the feminist motion,” as she referred to as it.
“I don’t wanna beat a lifeless horse and I don’t wanna go on and on about this publish,” Lana started. “And after I talked about ladies who seem like me, I didn’t imply white like me, I meant the sort of ladies who different folks may not imagine as a result of they suppose, ‘Oh, take a look at her, she f**kin’ deserves it,’ or no matter.”
She continued: “And I simply suppose it’s unhappy that the ladies I discussed, whether or not they sing about getting cash or no matter, the identical stuff that I’ve been singing about, chronicling for 13 years.”
“That’s why I’m in that echelon. Sure, they’re my buddies and friends and contemporaries. The distinction is after I get on the pole folks name me a whore, however when [FKA] twigs will get on the pole it’s artwork.”
“The tradition’s tremendous sick proper now. And the truth that they need to flip my quotes, my advocacy for fragility right into a race conflict? It’s actually unhealthy. It’s really actually unhealthy.”
She concluded her six-minute video with, “God bless and yeah, f**ok off when you don’t just like the publish.”
Possibly it is time Lana logged off for a bit…