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Internets, I support Lana Del Rey's right to be submissive in a relationship, and I'm willing to defe

Life in a Shanty Town

May 22 · Issue #200 · View online
The hip-hop newsletter that's not afraid to ask the tough questions

I support Lana Del Rey’s right to be submissive in a relationship, and I’m willing to defend her to the extent that I’m allowed to without putting myself at risk legally.
Yesterday, during Corona, Del Rey issued a statement via a screencap of some text posted on Instagram. It didn’t go over as well as she was probably hoping it would.
In a letter addressed to “the culture,” she announced her intention to release a follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed Norman Fucking Rockwell, as well as two collections of poetry, following in the footsteps of her spiritual predecessor, Jewel.
It seems like just yesterday that Kurt Loder was mocking Jewel’s poetry on a very special episode of “Week in Rock,” but I saw on Twitter the other day that he’s 75 years old. How old does that make me?!
But I digress.
Lana Del Rey also complained about female music writers criticizing her for singing about taking on a submissive role in relationships, which they’ve chosen to characterize as “glamorizing abuse.”
It just goes to show how diseased the mind of the average female music writer is. To them, a woman tending to a man’s needs, e.g. a man’s need for female submission, constitutes abuse. Er, tolerating abuse.
It raises the question: Who would want to be in a relationship with a woman who isn’t compliant? I’d like to meet the boyfriends of the girls writing these articles. (Nullus.) I don’t know any of them, but I can tell you now that I don’t respect them.
Doja Cat hitting number one on the Hot 100, with a song that was secretly produced by Dr. Luke, may have been the thing that set Lana Del Rey off. She begins the letter by complaining about a number of recent hit singles by female artists with skanky public personae.
Nothing from Norman Fucking Rockwell hit number one, and in fact, I don’t know that I’ve ever heard a song from that album. Is it because Del Rey hasn’t been showing enough of her body? (This may very well have been an issue.) Arguably, she’s more authentic than most current mainstream female artists.
Twitter seemed to be primarily concerned with the fact that most of the artists Lana Del Rey compared herself to were non-white. Even Ariana Grande is Italian, which… some Italians object to being referred to as white, as Premium Pete once explained to me.
But Lana Del Rey can’t help it if non-white women are having an especially good year. Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj, both of whom are black (albeit not ADOS), have the current number one song in the country. If they’re replaced next week by Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion, that’ll be four black women at number one in a two-week span, which shouldn’t even be allowed.
If Lorde and Billie Eilish were popping this year, I’m sure Lana Del Rey would have mentioned them. Alas, Lorde and Billie Eilish don’t have to dress like hoo-ers to have a hit single.
Take it easy on yourself,

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