Lana Del Rey is speaking out for the final time about the “controversial post” she wrote on Instagram earlier this week.
In the original post, Lana hit back at critics who say she glamorizes abuse and she name checked artists like Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, and more.
Lana already responded to backlash to the comments she made and now she’s speaking out one last time.
“A couple of final notes on my ‘controversial post’ that’s not controversial at all. 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 became a new wave/3rd wave of feminism that is rapidly approaching. Watch!” Lana said in her new Instagram post.
“Perhaps I could’ve given more contest to my post by mentioning the title of the second book that would be out next March called ‘behind the iron gates- insights from an institution,’” Lana continued. “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 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. Nothing new here in your reaction. 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,” she said.
Lana concluded, “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.”
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