Lana Del Rey made a comment some days ago about people calling her anti-feminist despite her songs being similar to Beyonce, Nicki Minaj,Ariana Grande and more… She said;
The implication is that Beyoncé, Thee Stallion, Minaj, Kehlani, Grande, Cabello, and Doja Cat don’t get hate for making music about their sexuality, flawed relationships, cheating, etc., but we’ve all been on the internet, even Miss Del Rey. “Let’s be clear: 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 — the kind of women who are slated mercilessly for being their authentic, delicate selves, the kind of women who get their own stories and voices taken away from them, by stronger women or by men who hate women,”
“Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé” had all sung about “being sexy, wearing no clothes… cheating, etc”
Some commenters said;”
“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,” wrote Shon Faye on Twitter.
“Lana blatantly ignoring the criticism Beyoncé, Nicki, and other black women have received (and continue to) for being confident in their sexuality doesn’t sit right with me,” added another user, simply calling themselves C.
“Commercial success hasn’t made them exempt from misogynistic attacks masked as constructive criticism.”
“Even if she made a point, the inclusion of other women was so unnecessary and the fact the women were mostly black has left a bad taste,” added journalist Toni Tone.
“The lines and adjectives also read like she’s implying those women aren’t as graceful, delicate or feminine as her. It’s a messy statement.”
Lana defends her comments ,saying she is actually a fan of these singers and that she is not a racist. She said;”Don’t ever ever ever call me racist.
“The singers I mentioned are my favourite singers so if you want to try and make a bone to pick out of that, like you always do be my guest.
“It doesn’t change the fact that I haven’t had the same opportunity to express what I wanted to express without being completely decimated.
“If you want to say that that has something to do with race that’s your opinion but that’s not what I was saying.”
She continued;”This is sad to make it about a WOC [women of colour] issue when I’m talking about my favourite singers,” she wrote.
“I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favourite people. And this is the problem with society today, not everything is about whatever you want it to be.
“It’s exactly the point of my post – there are certain women that culture doesn’t want to have a voice.
“It may not have to do with race. I don’t know what it has to do with. I don’t care anymore but don’t ever, ever, ever, ever bro – call me racist because that is bull.”
Doja Cat who was also mentioned among Better and Minaj had something to say on Instagram ;“Can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful, 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?”