As we reported here, Lana Del Rey got tongues wagging when she took to social media Thursday (May 21) to announce her new album – the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Norman F*cking Rockwell’ – would be arriving this fall.
In a lengthy post, the GRAMMY-nominee outlined the LP’s hold-up has been due in part to criticism she’s fielded regarding some of the subject matter of her
depressing emotional songs. Along the way, however, she probably lost support when she specifically name-dropped Beyoncé, Camila Cabello, Nicki Minaj, and Doja Cat (among others) as fellow female acts who ‘wear no clothes’ and ‘sing about f*cking.’
“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani, 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 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?????” – Del Rey, 2020
Her emphasis on Urban acts, opting to omit the Lady Gaga‘s, Katy Perry‘s, Taylor Swift‘s, and co., was certainly unappreciated by some music fans and – as a result – made her one of the day’s lead trending topics on Twitter.
Practically pissing off every major stanbase in music simultaneously, Del Rey was dragged mercilessly.