Lana Del Rey Maintains She's in 'Control of My Own Story' After 'Controversial Post'

Lana Del Rey
Melodie McDaniel

Lana Del Rey photographed on Aug. 8, 2019 at The Beckett Mansion in Los Angeles.

After sharing her thoughts on fellow female artists who do not get the same negative reception that she does, Lana Del Rey has some "final notes" after facing criticism on her "controversial post."

Her original thoughts called out Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, who "have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f---ing, cheating, etc." She then pondered if she could make music "without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?”

On Friday (May 22), she shared in another Instagram post: "Despite the feedback I've heard 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 wav/3rd wave of feminism that is rapidly approaching. Watch!"

Del Rey went on to note that her upcoming book, scheduled to release March 2021, is titled behind the iron gates - insights from an institution, before addressing critics who claimed the singer called out minority artists specifically, pegging her as "racist."

"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 dissociated from their own fragility and sexuality and berate more sexually liberate artists like myself and the women I mentioned," she wrote.

"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 or simply for the joy of doing it," she continued.

Del Rey concluded her statement by making known that she has "control of my own story. If the women I mention don't wanna be associated with me that's absolutely fine by me."

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