This statement came after she made a controversial post yesterday in which she cited several other female artists to hit back at claims her music glamorises abuse. I n her post, Lana namechecked Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, saying that they “have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating etc”.
Del Rey then rhetorically asked: “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??????”
The singer then received a monumental backlash because of the artists she mentioned were predominantly women of colour. Leaving several comments on her original post, one comment that Del Rey wrote read: “To be clear because I knowwwwww you love to twist things. I fucking love these singers and know them. #that is why I mentioned them I would also like to have some of the same freedom of expression without judgment of hysteria.”