Update: Lana Del Rey clarifies her comments
Despite releasing a new single, announcing a new album, and sharing a new music video, the world is talking about everything but Lana Del Rey’s new music. That’s right, the singer-songwriter is at the center of controversy once again.
When unveiling the cover for her new album ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’, Lana predicted that there’ll be controversy due to the lack of WOC/POC on the cover, even though there was some. She commented to her fans and critics to not make it an diversity issue as she says “my best friends are rappers my boyfriends have been rappers”.
Now she stirs the plot once more, as she once more, spoke about the cover and the fabricated “diversity issue” that she made up, on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac. She writes, “Before I even put the album cover up, I knew what people were going to say. So when they actually started saying things, I responded and I just said, ‘I got a lot of issues but inclusivity ain’t one of them.’ It just isn’t. You can’t just make it my problem. My friends, my family, my whatever… They’re not all one way and we’re not the ones storming the Capitol. [Laughs] We voted for Biden. My girlfriends come from all over the world, they have children from all different types of people. And I’m mentioning all this, like, to people who are listening because people really wanted even more people of color on my album cover. Which you know is, to a point, a photo just is what it is”.
She then proceeded to defend Trump’s presidency, as she writes: “
“The madness of Trump… As bad as it was, it really needed to happen. We really needed a reflection of our world’s greatest problem, which is not climate change, but sociopathy and narcissism. Especially in America. It’s going to kill the world. It’s not capitalism, it’s narcissism…
But, you know, I just think there’s actually, minus our terrifying death toll, I think it was a huge wake-up call. Your life is not about what kind of shoes you buy, it’s not about going to Harvard or Oxford. It’s about what kind of person you are. If you’re an asshole and everyone … if you’re a jerk and everyone tells you that you are and everyone tells you that you’re a jerk, then we finally need to address this big issue in the world of what do we do with all these people who don’t know they’re hurting other people? Do we put them all on an island together”.