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Lana Del Rey Hits Back At Critics Over Album Cover

Lana Del Rey Hits Back At Critics Over Album Cover

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

The singer recently announced the new release, 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club', sharing a snap of the front cover to her Instagram account.

The artwork sees the singer stood around a table alongside a group of women.

However, the 35-year-old decided to explain the reasoning behind the cover after some people said the image did not feature any people of colour.

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She shared the pic with the caption: "There's always turmoil and upheaval and in the midst of it- there's always beautiful music too introducing my new album chemtrails over the country club.

"I also want to say that with everything going on this year! And no this was not intended-these are my best friends, since you are asking today.

"And damn! As it happens when it comes to my amazing friends and this cover yes there are people of color on this records picture and that's all I'll say about that but thank you.

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"My beautiful friend Valerie from Del Rio Mexico, my dearest friend Alex and my gorgeous friend Dakota Rain as well as my sweetheart Tatiana.

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"These are my friends this is my life. We are all a beautiful mix of everything- some more than others which is visible and celebrated in everything I do.

"In 11 years working I have always been extremely inclusive without even trying to," Lana then further defended herself against any trolls as she mentioning the Trump riots which took place last week - saying she wasn't 'storming' the Capitol in what was deemed a baffling note by some followers.

Lana Del Rey has defended her album cover. Credit: PA
Lana Del Rey has defended her album cover. Credit: PA
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Adding: "My best friends are rappers my boyfriends have been rappers. My dearest friends have been from all over the place, so before you make comments again about a WOC/POC issue, I'm not the one storming the capital, I'm literally changing the world by putting my life and thoughts and love out there on the table 24 seven. Respect it. (sic)"

Since the post went up, many users have commented urging her to delete it.

One person said: "I really do respect u and love you but this comment was very out of touch. 'Please try to listen to the poc pointing out that you word things wrongly sometimes and that's okay but it's best to listen to others and I understand you're frustrated but as another white person we have to listen to what poc are pointing out as wrong. (sic)"

However, some of her fans have stepped in to back her corner.

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"You don't have to explain, it's beautiful that you chose a picture of the people you love as the album cover. It's a beautiful way to honor your friendships with them," put one supporter.

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Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]