Lana Del Rey went on to further clarify the comments she made. More or less says the same things, drags FKA Twigs into the mess by saying "The difference is, when I get on the pole people call me a whore, when Twigs gets on the pole, it's art".
Rambles on about how it's not a race war, says it says more about people who are making it into one rather than her. Says her album's coming out Sept. 5th, called Chemtrails Over The Country Club.
Hey, so I don’t wanna beat a dead horse, and I don’t wanna go on and on about this post thing,” she said in the new message, “but I just wanna remind you that in that post, my one and only personal declaration that I’ve ever made – thanks for being so warm and welcoming – was about the need for fragility in the feminist movement. It’s gonna be important.
When I mentioned women that look like me, I didn’t mean white like me. I mean the kind of women who other people might not believe, because they think, ‘Oh, well look at her, she fucking deserves it’ or whatever. There are a lot of people like that.
I think it’s sad that the women I mentioned, and that they’d sing about dancing for money or whatever… the same stuff by the way that I’ve been singing about and chronicling for 13 years. That’s why I’m in that echelon. Yes, they are my friends and peers and contemporaries.
The difference is, when I get on the pole, people call me a whore, but when [FKA] twigs gets on the pole, it’s art. I’m reminded constantly by my friends that, lyrically, there are complicated psychological factors that play into some of my songwriting, but I just wanna say that the culture is super sick right now, and the fact they want to turn my post, my advocacy for fragility into a race war, it’s really bad. Especially when in that same declaration I was talking about the idea of how important it is to make reparations to the Navajo community because they touched me so much in my youth and I believe in personal reparations because it’s the right thing to do.
I just want to say to all the women out there who are like me, good girls, good intentioned who get fucked up the ass constantly by the culture, just because you say what you really mean. I’m with you and I feel for you, and I know you feel for me.
I’m super strong… you can call me whatever. I’m sorry that I didn’t add one 100% caucasian person into the mix of the women that I admire. It really says more about you than it does about me.
“What’s interesting is that the very first time I decide to tell you anything about my life, or that I’m writing books that chronicle that fragility, that 200,000 hateful, spiteful comments come in, and my phone number leaked, and comments like, ‘You fucking white bitch’. It’s the opposite of the spirit of an advocate. It’s what causes fragility, but it’s not gonna stop me. Period.
I’m not the enemy, and I’m definitely not racist, so don’t get it twisted. Nobody gets to tell your story except for you, and that’s what I’m gonna do in the next couple of books. So god bless, and, yeah, fuck off if you don’t like the post.