Lana del Rey took to the social networks over the weekend to analyze and criticize the current music industry.
In a long letter, which he titled “Questions for culture”, the interpreter splashed several of his colleagues and defended himself from accusations of “glamurizar abuse”.
“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila (Hair), Cardi B, Khelani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have reached number one with songs that talk about feeling sexy, not to wear clothes, fuck, cheat, etc… can I go back to sing -please – on to feel beautiful just to be in love with (even if the relationship is not perfect) or on to dance for money, or about what she wants, without being crucified or accused of glamurizar the abuse?”, initiated the missive.
“I’m tired of listening to the composers and singers alternative, they say that glamurizo abuse, when in reality I am a person glamorous that sings about the realities, that we are all seeing: relationships emotionally abusive, very frequent in the entire world,” he added.
“With the amount of themes that, finally, allow us to explore women, I just want to say that I find it pathetic that the small exploration that I do in my letters -detailing the role of submissive and passive that I have ever taken in my relations-, then for people to say that I have delayed to women several centuries”, he said.
It also clarified that it is considered a feminist. “Let’s leave one thing clear: I am not a ‘antifeminista’. But there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me. The type of woman who says ‘no’, but the men hear ‘yes’, the type of women who are criticized mercilessly for being authentic and delicate, the kind of women whose stories and voices are muted by other stronger women or men who hate women,” she said.
“I have always been honest and optimistic with the difficult relationships that I have had. Surprise! This is true for many women. Unfortunately this has been my experience and that’s why they of this that I talk on my records,” he explained.
In the same letter, the artist took advantage to announce the release of their next album which will be out on the 5th of September.
As expected his words caused a stir and much criticism, among other things, by mentioning artists latino and african-american to exemplify your points.
This point will clarify immediately. “When I said people that look like me, I was referring to people that are not strong or necessarily intelligent, or in control, etc, it is to advocate for a personality more delicate, not by a white woman“ wrote in the comments of your publication.
“It is sad to try to make this topic to be on women of color. I’m talking about them because they are my singers favorite. This is a problem of the society today: it’s not all about what they want to be treated. That is what this letter, that there are certain women that the culture does not want to have a voice. And has nothing to do with race,” he added.
Let us remember that some of the letters most controversial of the singer saying “he hit me and it felt like a kiss”; “he made me hurt, but it felt like true love”; “if I wear more beautiful, can I be your baby?”.