Lana Del Rey has been criticised over her assessment of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and other female musicians in an Instagram post.
The "Young and Beautiful" singer took to social media to call out the "double standards" in the music industry.
"Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f......, 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?" she asked.
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Del Rey went on to say she is "fed up" with the claims that she "glamourizes abuse" in her music.
"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."
Fans were quick to call out the singer as to why those named in her Instagram statement — Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Doja Cat and Kehlani, among others — were almost all women of color.
"She aimed her question to 'the culture' and then proceeded to name black women specifically (and Ariana/Camilla) who make R&B, Hip Hop and Urban music," one Twitter user wrote.
"Why is that? Why not Taylor? Billie? Adele? Gaga? Katy? Dua?... Why specifically the 'urban" girls?"
Writer and activist Shon Faye tweeted: "think Lana's post would have been fine if she hadn't compared herself to a group of mostly black women with the clear tone that she thinks she's been treated worse by the media when that's observably untrue."
Del Rey concluded the post by writing that she will detail some of her feelings in her next two books of poetry and she teased an upcoming album.