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Lana Del Rey Basically Called Every Popular Black Female Singer a Slut

If you’re writing a blog post about female empowerment, it’s probably not a great idea to start with a sentence that basically says “can we stop being whores like these women now?” and then list every popular female African-American singer (and Ariana Grande). But Lana Del Rey will not being taking that advice.

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, fucking, 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 also goes on to say she’s not a feminist, but being incidentally racist and trying to police everyone else’s sexuality sounds a lot like feminism to me.

Also, these allegations of Del Rey “glamorizing abusive relationships” are from like, 2014 when her song ‘Ultraviolence’ was criticized for the line “He hit me and it felt like a kiss.” Which is stupid, it’s just a song, but why wait six years and then call a bunch of black singers sluts when you address it?

Well, Del Rey has a new album coming out in September, which this post was announcing, so she clearly wanted to make it as controversial as possible. Convincing as many people as possible that you’re a dumb asshole is not a bad substitute for a marketing budget honestly. She’s all over the news right now. No one is really talking about her album but hey, they’re talking about her.

She even posted a reply to all the people trying to cancel her.

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#fuckoff

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Isn’t she a rebel in a studio-approved, marketable way?

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Miss Ogeny
Miss Ogeny
5 days ago

Wow. I never knew Ariana was black. I gotta pay closer attention. And did you see the names she listed are all women? She’s a misogynist as well as a racist! Wait, your comments are ALL ABOUT WOMEN TOO! You sick bastard!

jay
jay
5 days ago

She didn’t say that all black women are sluts. She listed several specific women, most — though not all — of whom happen to be black. Whether her characterization of them is true or false is perhaps debatable. But she didn’t say anything about the color of their skin. You did. You’re the one who immediately leaped to thinking about skin color, not her. As for your moral preening about how she is trying to “police everyone else’s sexuality” … May I point out that the whole point of this article is to police everyone else’s views of race. Why… Read more »

Kumquat
Kumquat
4 days ago

She said she’s “not not a feminist”.

You said she claimed not to be a feminist.

Olive
Olive
2 days ago

In addition to the previous comments: “Can we stop being whores like these women now” is a complete mischaracterization of what she wrote. What she wrote (in my words) was: “If the audience is going to send whore-ish (your word!) songs by these singers to number one, then please stop complaining that my much tamer songs are not feminist enough.”
This seems simple enough. Do you have a problem with reading comprehension, or are you deliberately misrepresenting her for the clicks?

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