Lana Del Rey Defends 'chemtrails over the country club' Artwork

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2021

Lana Del Rey has hit out at critics who were not happy with her new album cover.

The much-anticipated new album was finally confirmed a few hours ago, with the American icon sharing the tracklisting and artwork.

"Not to say that there's not some also really cute, great, happy-go-lucky influencers that have taught me about crockpots and Target hauls and all the things that have really cheered up my life". "And damn! As it happens when it comes to my unbelievable friends and this cover yes there are people of colour on this records picture and that's all I'll say about that but thank you", she wrote. These are my friends this is my life. "We are all a handsome mix of everything- some more than others which is visible and celebrated in everything I do", she wrote, in reference to the women who can be seen on the album cover. She continued to say that she has "always been extremely inclusive without even trying to" addressing those making "comments again about a WOC/POC issue".

For more on what the songstress said, check out the full captions of the posts above! Del Rey, in an attempt to squash the commentary, replied within the comment section. Soon after the reveal, many blasted the singer for not making it diverse enough, to which she commented back: "I also want to say that with everything going on this year!" the 35-year-old Grammy-nominated performer wrote. "I literally have her lyrics tattooed on my body but I'm also a political activist and I can not defend all".

She equates being inclusive by suggesting that "my boyfriends have been rappers", and then suggests that because she wasn't inciting terror, she can't be racist, which is peak white feminism.

Another user simply didn't like the artistic concept.

"You know, he doesn't know that he's inciting a riot and I believe that", she said. "I'm so exhausted of this unreasonable and persecutory cancel culture".

"You don't have to explain, it's lovely that you chose a picture of the people you love as the album cover".

Regardless of her intentions, you can't deny her choice of words. "Just be thankful we are getting a album". Chemtrails over the Country Club still doesn't have a confirmed release date; vinyl pressing delays have reportedly pushed the release back to at least the spring.

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