Lana del Rey has turned up the heat over her IG message she uploaded on May 21. "Question for the culture:" was her headline on the post using typewriter-font. The "Video Games" singer was responding to her critics, specifically "female writers and alt singers," who had been calling her out for the way she had been glamorizing abuse through her songs for the past decade.

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter wrote her lengthened message as a response saying, "I'm just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we all are now seeing." Del Rey, 34, was referring to the "emotionally abusive relationships" that exist and are prevailing in any part of the world, which are some of her songs' subject matter.

 The controversial part of her profoundly drawn-out tirade was when she dragged the names of Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B., Kehlani, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce on the introduction. She wrote that these female singers had topped the charts with tracks about "being sexy, wearing no clothes, f***g, cheating, etc." She then expressed her plead that she be allowed to sing whatever she wants about "being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love," even if the form of relationship is not with the assumed perfect scenario.

Some of her fans understood her point of view but a lot more backlashed at her calling her racist for dragging the names of "Black singers," notably Queen Bey. The "Blue Jeans" singer replied to their comments saying she loves these women and are her favorite singers. She reiterated she just wanted the "same freedom of expression." 

Lana del Rey
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She further went on defending her stand that she is not a racist. 

Lana del Rey
(Photo : Instagram/@lanadelrey)

Lana del Rey
(Photo : Instagram/@lanadelrey)

In her first post, she wrote the statement, "I paved the way for other women" to let them express their true feelings and emotions in their music while putting down their guard of "putting on a happy face." Del Rey was deemed to be hysterical whenever she writes something with a note of sadness.

In the last part, the "Born to Die" singer announced that she would be coming out with two books of her poetry with the publisher Simon and Schuster. She mentioned that a portion of the sales proceeds would benefit the Native American Foundation, which she supports. Del Rey also revealed that her upcoming album would be out on September 5.

One of the poetry albums is titled "Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass," in which she posted a teaser in early April.

Lana is one of the decade's "influencers"

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, her real name, was included in the Washington Post's "Decade of Influence." Lana del Rey, which she used as her moniker as inspired by her Miami's glamorous seaside trips, was the only musical artist to have been cited on the list. She was praised for the authenticity of her music, lyrics, and raw videos. Del Rey was hailed as one of the best pop stars of her generation.

Known to have the unique and melancholic sound, Del Rey gained popularity with the song "Video Games," which she released in 2011.

Her sixth studio album, "Norman F*****g Rockwell," released in August 2019, earned her two nominations in the Grammys.