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In a recent Instagram post, Lana Del Ray implied Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Mendes, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé haven’t experienced the same level of criticism she has for writing about sex, love, and power.

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“Question for the culture,” Del Rey wrote on in the post. “Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, having sex, cheating, etc — can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money, or whatever I want without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse???????”

She went on to say: “I am fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse when in reality I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world.”

The timing on this isn’t coincidental and it’s not surprising. Just last week, Doja Cat, Nicki, Beyoncé, and Megan Thee Stallion together made Billboard 100 history by becoming the first Black women to hold the No. 1 and 2 spots with their songs. Kehlani recently celebrated her album It Was Good Until it Wasn’t, making the highest first-week sales in her 10-year career. And Ariana Grande’s song with Justin Bieber, “Stuck With U,” raised money for COVID-19 relief efforts.

While some fans praised Lana Del Rey for speaking her mind, several others criticized her for appearing to judge other women, mostly women of color, for their success.

Here’s how some people reacted to Lana’s post :

 

By: Dammy Eneli

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