Lana Del Rey is continuing to defend herself.
The 34-year-old Norman F–king Rockwell singer opened up in a video on her Instagram on Monday (May 25) about her experience receiving backlash for her comments about being held to a different standard than others like Doja Cat, Ariana Grande and Beyonce.
“Nobody gets to tell your story,” she wrote.
“Hey, so I don’t want to beat a dead horse and I don’t want to go on and on about this post, but 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 – 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 other people might not believe, because ‘oh look at her, she f–king deserves it’ or whatever,” she said.
“I just think it’s sad the women I mentioned, whether they sing about dancing for money – the same stuff, by the way, I’ve been singing about chronically for 13 years…yes, they are my contemporaries. The difference is, when I get on the pole people call me a whore, but when [FKA] Twigs gets on the pole, it’s art. I’m reminded constantly by my friends, that lyrically there are layers and complicated psychological factors that play into some of my songwriting,” she continued
“The culture is super sick right now. And the fact that they want to turn my post, my advocacy for fragility into a race war…it’s really bad.”
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