Lana Del Rey Criticized for Defensive ‘My Best Friends Are Rappers, My Boyfriends Have Been Rappers’ Comment

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Image by way of Getty/Mat HaywardLana Del Rey is now going through criticism over an Instagram-shared assertion, which was itself a response to criticism about her newly unveiled Chemtrails Over the Country Club cowl artwork.On Sunday, Lana gave followers a primary have a look at the back and front covers of her upcoming seventh studio album, in addition to the finalized tracklist. In a remark posted beneath the unique entrance cowl submit, Lana stated she’s “always been extremely inclusive without even trying to” and appeared to reference the blowback she received final 12 months about her extensively trashed assertion by which she particularly known as out Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and different artists.”I also want to say that with everything going on this year! And no this was not intended-these are my best friends, since you are asking today,” Lana stated. “And damn! As it happens when it comes to my amazing friends and this cover yes there are people of color on this records picture and that’s all I’ll say about that [sic].”Later on within the remark, Lana named a few of her mates, earlier than stating her finest mates and boyfriends “have been rappers.” She additionally referenced the current MAGA assault on the Capitol, including that she’s “literally changing the world” together with her work.Read the remark in full under:As many have since identified, the remark sees Lana basically digging herself a deeper gap with reference to the criticism. Specifically, many have condemned her resolution to make use of the “rappers” descriptor in her assertion whereas connecting the tone-deaf high quality of all of it to the aforementioned controversy from May 2020 that began with Lana questioning different artists’ lyrical content material.This “i can’t be a racist look I have poc friends I’ve dated rappers” Lana Del Rey submit is sending me! WHAT IS 2021 pic.twitter.com/GE2eZO1iWA— Julian Winters 🌴 THE SUMMER OF EVERYTHING (@julianw_writes) January 11, 2021Lana Del Rey….. I like her however no she didn’t say “my best friends are rappers & my ex boyfriends were rappers” making it appear that rappers are a ethnicity pic.twitter.com/qtJPE8Cf2b— ✨ (@heyjaeee) January 10, 2021Lana stated “my best friends are rappers, my boyfriends have been rappers” 😩 Just say “I have black friends” and go sis— the place the vaccine reside (@itsjacksonbbz) January 11, 2021As you could or could not recall, the earlier May 2020 controversy finally resulted in a prolonged follow-up assertion from Lana by which she deemed the unique submit in query “not controversial at all.” Lana conceded on the time, nonetheless, that she “could’ve given more context” whereas additionally criticizing everybody from “super Trump/Pence supporters” to “hyper liberals.”Story continuesIn brief, the Chemtrails rollout is presumably not going the way in which Lana’s crew meant. At any fee, Lana dropped the video for the title monitor Monday afternoon:Related ArticlesMore ComplexJoin the Complex Newsletter for breaking information, occasions, and distinctive tales.Follow Complex on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok