Lana Del Rey just slammed nearly every major female pop star in a single Instagram post.
She called out Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and several many others for their explicit lyrics, drawing immediate backlash.
“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, f******, 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,” she wrote.
Del Rey addressed past criticism that she has made emotional abuse in relationships seem glamorous.
“I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse when I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all seeing are now very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world,” she continued. “I’m not not a feminist – but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me.”
Del Rey’s critics were quick to point out the flaws in her post — mainly the fact that most of the people she slammed were Black women.
“Think Lana’s post would have been fine if she hadn’t compared herself to a group of mostly Black women with the clear tone that she thinks she’s been treated worse by the media when that’s observably untrue,” one Twitter user said.
“Lana could’ve made her point without name dropping the successful women she did,” another wrote. “Let’s be real here, every artist she named gets mad backlash for the music they make. Lana’s whole post just seemed really bitter and ignorant to me.”
At the end of her controversial post, Del Rey announced that she hopes to tackle these topics in her next album, which will be released on September 5.
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