Rey shares 'final note' on controversy and accuses critics of trying to start a 'race war'

She wrote: “Now that Doja Cat, Ariana [Grande], Camila [Cabello], Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f***ing, cheating etc – can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever I want –without being crucified or saying that I’m glamourising abuse????? In a piece for The Guardian, deputy music editor Laura Snapes wrote: “It’s especially depressing that Del Rey targeted women of colour, in doing so undermining a legitimate argument about contemporary culture’s restrictive insistence on female #empowerment to the exclusion of messier experiences. The malignant characterisation of black women as oversexualised is a historic racist trope – and a persistent one that has seen those performers subject to fargreater media derision than Del Rey will ever experience.” She denied her initial post was controversial, commenting: “I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and stance in that what i was writing about was the importance of self-advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed, softer female personality, and that there does have to be room for that type in what will inevitably become a new wave/3rd wave of feminism that israpidly approaching.” “My aim and my message are clear,” she concluded, “That I have control over my own story.