LANA DEL REY Addresses Controversial Instagram Post In Video
Lana del Rey has issued a video statement this time to address the controversy over earlier Instagram post where she claimed to be held in a different standard than other female artists.
The "Summertime Sadness" singer drew flak from fans of the female artists she mentioned in her post who were mostly people of color. But in a followup post, she clarified that the issue was not about race.
In the six-minute video, Lana addressed the racism controversy again. "I just want to remind you that in that post—my one and only personal declaration I’ve ever made, thanks for being so warm and welcoming—you know, was about the need for fragility in the feminist movement. It’s gonna be important. And when I mentioned women who look like me, I didn’t mean white like me, I mean the kind of women who, you know, other people might not believe, because they think, 'Oh, well, look at her, she fucking deserves it,' or whatever." Watch the full clip below:
The hitmaker also casually mentioned her poetry projects and revealed the title of her upcoming album which is slated for a September 5 release. "As ever, I'm grateful...that I have over the last three years been blessed to have the insight and ability to channel two books worth of beautiful poems. I think my new record, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, is special as well," she said. It was earlier announced that the record is slated for a September 5 release.