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Lana Del Rey's Rant on Feminism Screams White Privilege

The singer announced a release date for her next album–and conveniently reduced women of color in the process.


In the eight years since her major label debut, Born to Die, Lana Del Rey has become one of the most divisive figures in contemporary pop music.

Having built a cult following off her cinematic approach to melancholic songwriting, the music of Del Rey has become inextricable from her aesthetic: a femme fatale doused in vintage Hollywood glamour. With a recognizable deep voice and a fashion sense seemingly optimized for the Tumblr era, Del Rey can feel a bit like a caricature of herself at times—one that's understandably polarizing and often complicated.

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