Lana Del Rey Addresses Double Standards for Women in Music
Lana Del Rey is getting active on Insta and on people's timelines, because today when she was announcing the release date of her next album, which will be September 5, she also fired back at what she's calling a double standard for women in the music industry.
“Question for the culture: Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani, 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?”
Obviously the fans of those artists are always ready to come to the defense of their fave artist. Arianators and the Beyhive were quick to swarm Lana's post with one person commenting:
"I get what you’re saying, but you didn’t have to name drop and disrespect a bunch of black women.”
And some of those people have a point- a lot of fans are wondering why Lana chose to include those specific artists and didn't include white artists like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, and Katy Perry.
All press is good press? Not exactly. But we will be covering more in The Tea this morning at 6:50 and 8:50a.