Defiant Lana Del Rey has called accusations of racism ‘bulls**t’ and slammed those who’ve condemned her controversial post on the music industry
Lana Del Rey has accused her critics of “trying to start a race war” after she faced a ferocious backlash over her controversial post slamming rivals from Ariana Grande to Beyoncé.
Summertime Sadness star Lana, 34, condemned songs about “being sexy, wearing no clothes, f*****g and cheating” in a blistering Instagram post which her fans begged her to delete.
She was blasted for mentioning women of colour in her statement, but Lana is adamant she stands by her original message despite the outrage it caused.
After calling accusations of racisim “bulls**t”, she took aim at her critics for bringing the issue up – insisting they were just trying to create “drama”.
In a new post on Instagram, she declared: “A couple of final notes on my “controversial post” that’s not controversial at all.
“Despite the feedback from several people that I mentioned in a complimentary way, whether it be Ariana or Doja Cat…
“I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and stance in that what I was writing about was the importance of self advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed softer female personality…
“And that there does have to be room for that type in what will inevitably become a new wave/3rd wave of feminism that is rapidly approaching. Watch!…
“I’m sorry that the folks who I can only assume are super Trump/Pence supporters or hyper liberals or flip-flopping headline grabbing critics can’t read and want to make it a race war…
“When in fact the issue was with *female critics and *female alternative artists who are disassociated from their own fragility and sexuality and berate more sexually liberated artists like myself and the women I mentioned.
“But in truth making it about race says so much more about you than it does about me – you want the drama, you don’t want to believe that a woman could be beautiful, strong and fragile at the same time, loving and all inclusive by making personal reparations simply for the joy of doing it.”
She went on to claim she’s faced unfair criticism throughout her career and made one final dig at her critics.
“Same as ten years ago when a million think pieces came out about me feigning emotional fragility or lying about coming from no money when that was the truth.
“My aim and my message are clear. That I have control of my own story. If the women I mention don’t wanna be associated with me that’s absolutely fine by me.”
She previously blasted accusations of racism by after mentioning stars including Beyonce and Nicki Minaj in her missive.
In a later posted, she explained that when she mentioned “women who look like me,” she was not referring to race.
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