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SZA Says Lana Del Rey's Commentary on Femininity 'Really Hurt' Her

SZA is speaking out about Lana Del Rey‘s commentary.

The 29-year-old “All the Stars” singer spoke out on Twitter on Friday (May 29) amid the ongoing protests in Minnesota regarding the death of George Floyd, as well as after Lana faced backlash for her comments on critics, feminism and fellow artists.

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“Black women (and men ) work very hard to be seen as soft And non threatening . we want to be seen as GENTLE soft ethereal beings too . Apply this to who it may 😒,” she wrote.

Lana del Rey teas talking about black women can’t be fragile,” one person responded.

“That s–t really hurt me,” SZA reacted.

“Yeah she really lost me with that one, especially with mentioning who she mentioned. Women who lay their heart out in their artistry,” another added.

“Like huh ? Just cause meg wears latex and kehlani got tattoos and bey wore a buret at the Super Bowl … they not capable of vulnerability sensitivity fear and softness? .. GTFFFFFFFF,” she responded.

Find out what Lana Del Rey said in her defense…

Lana Del Rey Defends Her Thoughts on Feminism, Compares Herself Getting on a Pole to FKA Twigs - Watch (Video)

Lana Del Rey is continuing to defend herself.

The 34-year-old Norman F–king Rockwell singer opened up in a video on her Instagram on Monday (May 25) about her experience receiving backlash for her comments about being held to a different standard than others like Doja Cat, Ariana Grande and Beyonce.

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“Nobody gets to tell your story,” she wrote.

“Hey, so I don’t want to beat a dead horse and I don’t want to go on and on about this post, but I just want to remind you that in that post – my one and only personal declaration I’ve ever made, thanks for being so warm and welcoming – was about the need for fragility in the feminist movement. It’s gonna be important. And when I mentioned women who look like me, I didn’t mean white like me, I mean the kind of women who other people might not believe, because ‘oh look at her, she f–king deserves it’ or whatever,” she said.

“I just think it’s sad the women I mentioned, whether they sing about dancing for money – the same stuff, by the way, I’ve been singing about chronically for 13 years…yes, they are my contemporaries. The difference is, when I get on the pole people call me a whore, but when [FKA] Twigs gets on the pole, it’s art. I’m reminded constantly by my friends, that lyrically there are layers and complicated psychological factors that play into some of my songwriting,” she continued

“The culture is super sick right now. And the fact that they want to turn my post, my advocacy for fragility into a race war…it’s really bad.”

One pop star recently called out Lana for her advocacy for fragility.

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Lana Del Rey Drops Spoken Word Piece 'Patent Leather Do-Over' After Backlash For Instagram Comments

Lana Del Rey has released her first spoken word piece, “Patent Leather Do-Over”, just days after sparking controversy with her comments about being held to a different standard than other female artists.

The spoken word piece appears on Behind the Iron Gates — Insights From an Institution, which is number two of spoken-word albums she recorded.

In “Patent Leather Do-Over,” Lana talks about Sylvia Plath and her best-known work, “The Bell Jar.” It features music from Jack Antonoff.

“Sylvia, I knew what you meant when you talked about swimming in the ocean and leaving your patent leather black shoes pointed towards it while you swam. It tickled you to leave them there,” she says in the piece that was released this weekend.

You can listen to it in full below, and the album is set to release in March 2021.

Lana sparked a lot of controversy with her comments about being held to a different standard than others like Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Cardi B, and Beyonce. Read more about the backlash she received here.

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Zara Larsson Addresses Lana Del Rey's Comments About Being a 'More Delicate, Softer Female Personality'

Zara Larsson is speaking out about Lana Del Rey‘s controversial commentary.

The 22-year-old “Ain’t My Fault” singer spoke out in a series of Instagram Story posts directly referencing Lana‘s series of posts about her critics who say she glamorizes abuse while name-checking several female artists. In a later post, Lana defended her “self advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed, softer female personality.”

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“Serious question for the culture (lol): haven’t ‘delicate’ and ‘soft’ women always been celebrated? It’s literally the ‘ideal’ woman. For decades women have been seen as delicate and soft as well as passive and submissive. And if A woman didn’t fit into that standard she was frowned upon,” she wrote.

“I do agree that sometimes women today, because we had to fight for the right to change the narrative and to authoritarian, lead, and to own our sexuality, have to put on a ‘strong girl’ facade to be seen as a ~true~ Feminist, when the truth is, women (and every other gender) is sometimes strong and sometimes soft. And you should be able to express yourself in whatever light you may wanna be in, ’cause that’s the reality. People are multidimensional. But…fight for the right to be soft? Is it necessary?” she went on to say.

“When I released ‘Ruin My Life’ I was scared I was gonna get comments about how I glamorized abusive relationships (and I did get them). I understand where they’re coming from, but as an artist I wanted to express my feelings that I had in a previous toxic relationship and I should be allowed to do that, even tho I’m a feminist!!!! Feeling like you want to ruin your life is f–ked up, but at one point I wanted that more than being without him. BUT my artistic freedom shouldn’t be the center of a feministic debate, because I think they’re way more important topics, like actual domestic abuse. Ya feel?”

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Lana Del Rey Gives Final Notes on Her 'Controversial Post,' Says It's Fine if Artists Don't Want to Be Associated With Her

Lana Del Rey is speaking out for the final time about the “controversial post” she wrote on Instagram earlier this week.

In the original post, Lana hit back at critics who say she glamorizes abuse and she name checked artists like Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, and more.

Lana already responded to backlash to the comments she made and now she’s speaking out one last time.

“A couple of final notes on my ‘controversial post’ that’s not controversial at all. Despite the feedback I’ve heard from several people that I mentioned in a complimentary way, whether it be Ariana or Doja Cat – I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and stance in that what I was writing about was the importance of self advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed, softer female personality, and that there does have to be room for that type in what will inevitably became a new wave/3rd wave of feminism that is rapidly approaching. Watch!” Lana said in her new Instagram post.

“Perhaps I could’ve given more contest to my post by mentioning the title of the second book that would be out next March called ‘behind the iron gates- insights from an institution,’” Lana continued. “I’m sorry that the folks who I can only assume are super trump/pence supporters or hyper liberals or flip-flopping headline grabbing critics can’t read and want to make it a race war, when in fact the issue was with *female critics and *female alternative artists who are dissociated from their own fragility and sexuality and berate more sexually liberated artists like myself and the women I mentioned.

“But in truth making it about race says so much more about you than it does about me – you want the drama, you don’t want to believe that a woman could be beautiful, strong and fragile at the same time, loving and all inclusive by making personal reparations simply for the joy of doing it. Nothing new here in your reaction. Same as ten years ago when a million think pieces came out about me feigning emotional fragility or lying about coming from no money when that was the truth,” she said.

Lana concluded, “My aim and my message are clear. That I have control of my own story. If the women I mention don’t wanna be associated with me that’s absolutely fine by me.”

Lana Del Rey Responds to Backlash for Comments About Her Critics

Lana Del Rey is reacting to backlash.

The 35-year-old “Lust for Life” singer posted a series of comments explaining her thoughts further upon being met with criticism for a post earlier on Thursday (May 21), in which she name-checked stars like Beyonce, Kehlani and Ariana Grande while discussing how critics suggest she’s glamorizing abuse.

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“Bro. This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite singers. I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite f–king people. And this is the problem with society today, not everything is about whatever you want it to be. It’s exactly the point of my post – there are certain women that culture doesn’t want to have a voice it may not have to do with race I don’t know what it has to do with. I don’t care anymore but don’t ever ever ever ever bro – call me racist because that is bulls–t,” she wrote in one comment.

“When I said people who look like me – I meant the people who don’t look strong or necessarily smart, or like they’re in control etc. It’s about advocating for a more delicate personality, not for white woman – thanks for the Karen comments tho. V helpful,” she added.

“f–k off,” she simply hashtagged a post on her Instagram, complete with shots from her “Tropico” music video.

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Lana Del Rey Hits Back at Critics Who Say She Glamorizes Abuse, Name Checks Beyonce, Ariana Grande & More

Lana Del Rey wrote a lengthy note to fans, confirming a new album out in September, while also calling out some of her critics.

“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyonce have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f—ing, 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?” the 34-year-old entertainer posted in a note on Instagram. “I’m 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.”

Lana added, “I’m not not a feminist—but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me—the kind of woman who says no but men hear yes—the kind of women who are slated mercilessly for being their authentic, delicate selves, the kind of women who get their own stories and voices taken away from them by stronger women or by men who hate women.”

She concluded with, “none of this has anything to do about much but I’ll be detailing some of my feelings in my next two books of poetry (mostly the second one) with Simon and Schuster. Yes I’m still making personal reparations with the proceeds of the book to my choice of Native American foundations which I’m very happy about. And I’m sure there will be tinges of what I’ve been pondering in my new album.” She added the new album will be out on September 5.

Some personal news about Lana has recently been revealed as well, if you missed it.