Lana Del Rey uploaded yet another post addressing the controversy surrounding her comments about other successful female artists like Beyoncé, Doja Cat, and Ariana Grande among others.
In a six-minute black-and-white video captioned “Nobody gets to tell your story,” Del Rey attempts to justify her comments about her position in the music industry and the glamorization of abuse which drew criticism on the internet for being tone deaf and racially insensitive. She also brought in another artist of color, FKA Twigs, saying, “when I get on the pole people call me a whore, but when twigs gets on the pole it’s art.”
“You can call me whatever,” Del Rey added. “I’m sorry that I didn’t add one Caucasian, 100% Caucasian person into the mix of the women that I admire. It really says more about you than it does about me.” She said that her original post had resulted in hundreds of thousands of negative comments and someone releasing her private phone number.
Lana dropped a new spoken-word piece titled “Patent Leather Do-Over,” featuring music by Jack Antonoff, late Saturday. She said the new piece would appear on Behind the Iron Gates – Insights From an Institution, the second of two spoken-word LPs she has recorded. In “Patent Leather Do-Over,” Lana talks about Sylvia Plath and her best-known work, “The Bell Jar.”
She also revealed the title of her next album, which she previously announced would be released on September 5th. “As ever, I’m grateful that my muse is still here and 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 hinted.