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Lana Del Ray Comes For Cardi B And More, Details Double Standard

She took a shot at the Queens but did she miss?

Black Twitter erupted on Thursday morning when Lana de Ray dropped a cultural bomb on the internet.

The singer/songwriter drafted a statement on what she perceives as a double standard in the music industry. She feels accused by critics that she is “glamorizing abuse” and that her music is anti-feminist. However, she came under fire for calling out artists, Cardi B, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat for “being sexy, wearing no clothes [and] cheating … without being crucified.”

In fact, of the six artists she named, only two were not of color (Arianna Grande and Camila Cabello). Well, Black Twitter wasn’t having any of it pushing her to the number one trending topic.

First off, not sure who came for Lana but they certainly weren’t from the culture. In fact, although all the artists she named have Number one hits galore, the only thing that connects them is the Billboard charts.

Many perceived her naming a majority of female artists of color in her 6-person carousel as a nod to her privilege. She didn’t drag the artist’s, she dragged the “culture” for judging her artistry with a different standard. For Lana, she is just communicates her own femininity.

However, her argument is that she can be more easily judged as a pop artist and not a pop/hip-hop artist. Also, Lana is pushing back at the assumption that being less of a “boss” in a relationship is a bad thing. It has put her in the crosshairs of the feminism movement, the Bey Hive and the Nicki Minaj stans simultaneously.

Still, this not Lana’s first time as a guest in the culture.

On September 30th, 2019, Del Rey was praised for confronting Kanye West over his continued support of Donald Trump. Rapper Azealia Banks then called out Del Rey.

“Don’t use Kanye for your own vapid attempts to seem politically aware when there is SO MUCH MORE bootleg witchcraft you could be doing to TRY and take down 45.

“Kanye is not your enemy or THE enemy” before posting on Instagram: “I’m tired of white women in Hollywood and their fake ass innocent agendas.”

Not surprisingly, Del Ray was mostly dragged on Twitter but it still continues the question of “guests” in the culture.

 

 

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