"Question for the culture: Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating etc - Can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling attractive by being in love even if the relationship is not ideal, or dancing for money - or whatever I want - without being crucified or saying that I'm glamorizing abuse?"
Award-winning singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey has confirmed that her latest album will be released September 5 and has hit back at critics who, she claims, have "crucified" her. She pointed to critics and others artists who have taken issue with her lyrical content that "glamorizes abuse".
Lana expressed her anger because all the singers and writers said that she is glamorizing abuse but in reality, she is a glamorous person.
The singer (real name Elizabeth Grant) went on to say that she has been honest about the challenging relationships she has had, writing "that's just how it is for many women". 'I'm not not a feminist - but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me - the kind of woman who says no but men hear yes, ' she said.
Replying on the post, one user wrote, "please respect EVERY woman. women can choose what they want to do and you don't have anything to say about it. if they want to sing about s*x they can, your thoughts about it don't matter. denigrate women about their choice is just coward". Now, she has defended herself against those criticisms, as well as announcing that she has a new album on the way. "And that was sadly my experience up until the point that those records were made", the singer wrote. She also addressed the double standard she has experienced as a woman in the music industry.
Later on in the letter she said she was "fed up" for being criticized for her lyrics.
The post ends with Lana mentioning that these topics will be touched on in not just the September-slated album, but also in new books of poetry published by Simon and Schuster. "And I'm sure there will be tinges of what I've been pondering in my new album".