Published May 25, 2020Lana Del Rey has dug herself into a bit of a hole with some social media statements, as a post about feminism resulted in some racism accusations after the singer compared her situation to artists like Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé. Now, Del Rey has attempted to further clarify the situation.
Following already not one but two attempts at clarification — where she stated, "Don't ever ever ever call me racist" — Del Rey has posted another lengthy Instagram video, where she says, "I'm definitely not racist." She said that her initial statement was "about the need for fragility in the feminist movement."
Del Rey continued, "The culture's super sick right now. And the fact that they want to turn my quotes, my advocacy for fragility, into a race war? It's really bad."
She also threw FKA Twigs into the mix, claiming, "When I get on the pole people call me a whore, but when twigs gets on the pole, it's art."
Del Rey also offered a non-apology for her aforementioned list of female artists, saying, "I'm sorry that I didn't add one Caucasian, 100 percent Caucasian person into the mix of the women that I admire. But, you know, it really says more about you than it does about me."
Amidst all this, she also dropped a tidbit about her new album, revealing that the title is Chemtrails over the Country Club. As previously announced, it's due out September 5. This is, it seems, an entirely different project than her spoken-word poetry album Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass.
Watch Del Rey's latest Instagram video below. It's captioned, "Nobody gets to tell your story."