After Lana Del Rey called out Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Kehlani Doja Cat, and more for ‘wearing no clothes’ and ‘singing about f*cking’ in an open letter to address double standards she faces, she managed to piss off almost every major stan base in music simultaneously (click here to read more).
Needless to say, she endured a merciless dragging as a result – namely from the fan bases of Minaj (#Barbz) and Bey (#Beyhive) who asserted Del Rey’s comments were race-driven due to the dearth of White Pop divas listed in her rant.
As the hoopla continued to dominate headlines, the ‘Born to Die’ diva is looking to dead it by slamming accusations of racism.
See her fiery response inside:
Del Rey via Instagram:
“To be clear because I knowwwwww you love to twist things, I f—ing love these singers and know them. that is why I mention them. I would also like to have some of the same freedom of expression without judgement of hysteria.”
Later, she continued:
“Bro. This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite singers. I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite f—ing 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 bulls—.” By the way the singers I mentioned are my favorite 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 and 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 concluded by writing:
“When I said people who look like me — I meant the people who don’t look strong or necessarily smart, or like they’re in control etc. it’s about advocating for a more delicate personality, not for white woman — thanks for the Karen comments tho. V helpful.”