For a long time now, critics have always had trouble coming to singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey’s portrays of submissive women. So, on May 21, Del Ray made a controversial Instagram post, wherein she named artists like Doja Cat, Cardi B, etc., to call out her critics who think her “glamorizes abuse.” 

The post went viral but for all the wrong reasons and now, the singer has extended the social media argument by adding her comments to the post as well.

In her post, she named fellow singers like Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, to point out how they “have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating, etc.”

But she, on the other hand, never gets the same liberty with the kind of songs she makes. “I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse when in reality I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world,” she said.

She further added, “I’m not a feminist -- but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me -- the kind of woman who says no but men hear yes -- the kind of women who are slated mercilessly for being their authentic, delicate selves, the kind of women who get their own stories and voices taken away from them by stronger women or by men who hate women.”

Her post incited a severe backlash, with many interpreting her statement as having racial undertone and an attack on the artists, mostly women of color, named in her post. Defending her post, Del Roy added comments calling out people for twisting her words. 

“To be clear because I knowwwwww you love to twist things. I fucking love these singers and know them. #that is why I mentioned them I would also like to have some of the same freedom of expression without judgment of hysteria,” she wrote. 

“It doesn’t change the fact that I haven’t had the same opportunity to express what I wanted to express without being completely decimated and if you want to say that that has something to do with race that’s your opinion but that’s not what I was saying,” she further said, adding that while she doesn’t care whether people judge her, no one should call her a racist. 

Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey performs at H&M's private concert at The Wooly. Astrid Stawiarz/Stringer/Getty