Lana Del Rey criticised for Instagram post referencing Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat

21 May 2020, 11:29

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Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

Lana Del Rey also brought up Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Kehlani in a statement about her new album.

Lana Del Rey is coming under fire for a controversial Instagram post in which she names Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat.

Today (May 21), Lana Del Rey took to Instagram to clap back at accusations that her music glamorises abuse. She said: "I'm fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorise 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."

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However, Lana opened the statement by comparing herself to a group of female popstars and rappers, and people are calling her out for what she said about them.

Lana Del Rey criticised for Instagram post referencing Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat
Lana Del Rey criticised for Instagram post referencing Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat. Picture: Venturelli/WireImage, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for TIDAL

Lana wrote: "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 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 glamorising abuse?"

Lana also revealed that she is releasing a new album on September 5th and said she will speak more about these topics on the project.

While it doesn't appear that Lana was critiquing any of these singers, people found it odd that she was comparing herself to a group of mainly black female artists who experience the music industry very differently than she does and don't benefit from her white privilege.

Writer Shon Faye tweeted: "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."

Another person wrote: "It’s SO corny of Lana to list all those women as if they don’t have to deal with hate for embracing their sexuality. Especially given how black women are constantly dragged no matter the genre."

People also criticised Lana because her last album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, was a critically acclaimed, No. 1 record and it was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys.

As it stands, Lana is yet to respond to the backlash. We shall update you if she does.

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