Lana Del Rey shares new album art and teases music video… while defiantly addressing ‘WOC issue’

On Sunday, six-time Grammy nominee Lana Del Rey revealed the music video for the title track of her seventh studio album Chemtrails over the Country Club will drop on Monday.

The 35-year-old sadcore singer unveiled the official cover art featuring her 10 ‘best friends’ whom she stressed were ‘people of color.’

‘In 11 years working I have always been extremely inclusive without even trying to,’ Del Rey – who boasts 42.8M social media followers – wrote in a since-deleted comment.  

'Music video out tomorrow!' On Sunday, six-time Grammy nominee Lana Del Rey revealed the music video for the title track of her seventh studio album Chemtrails over the Country Club will drop on Monday

‘Music video out tomorrow!’ On Sunday, six-time Grammy nominee Lana Del Rey revealed the music video for the title track of her seventh studio album Chemtrails over the Country Club will drop on Monday

‘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 [capitol], I’m literally changing the world by putting my life and thoughts and love out there on the table 24 seven. Respect it.’

Lana (born Elizabeth Grant) was responding to controversy over her tone deaf May 21 Instagram post where she blasted female artists of color like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B for ‘having number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f***ing, and cheating.’

The self-described ‘anti-feminist’ – who’s of of Scottish descent – felt she was being ‘crucified’ for ‘glamorizing abuse’ in her lyrics.

Del Rey wrote: ‘I just want to say over the last 10 years I think it’s pathetic that my minor lyrical exploration detailing my sometimes submissive or passvie roles in my relationships has often made people say I’ve set women back hundreds of years.’ 

'Introducing my new album': The 35-year-old sadcore singer unveiled the official cover art featuring her 10 'best friends' whom she stressed were 'people of color'

‘Introducing my new album’: The 35-year-old sadcore singer unveiled the official cover art featuring her 10 ‘best friends’ whom she stressed were ‘people of color’

Del Rey wrote in a since-deleted comment: 'Before you make comments again about a WOC/POC issue, I'm not the one storming the [capitol], I'm literally changing the world by putting my life and thoughts and love out there on the table 24 seven. Respect it'

Del Rey wrote in a since-deleted comment: ‘Before you make comments again about a WOC/POC issue, I’m not the one storming the [capitol], I’m literally changing the world by putting my life and thoughts and love out there on the table 24 seven. Respect it’

'People say I've set women back hundreds of years': The self-described 'anti-feminist' - who's of of Scottish descent - felt she was being 'crucified' for 'glamorizing abuse' in her lyrics

‘People say I’ve set women back hundreds of years’: The self-described ‘anti-feminist’ – who’s of of Scottish descent – felt she was being ‘crucified’ for ‘glamorizing abuse’ in her lyrics 

The back of Lana’s upcoming album unveiled the full 11-song tracklist featuring colorful titles like ‘Tulsa Jesus Freak’ and ‘Breaking Up Slowly.’

The Manhattan-born, Malibu-based belter shot the cover as well as the title track video back on September 1 with BRTHR duo Alex Lee & Kyle Wrightman at the helm.

On October 22, Del Rey shared behind-the-scenes footage from a vampire-themed music video, which could have been for her other single, Let Me Love You like a Woman.

Four-time Grammy winner Jack Antonoff produced Chemtrails with Lana as far back as 2018 with ‘no programming’ and using only a ’12 string, grand piano, mellotron, and model D.’    

Back view: The back of Lana's upcoming album revealed the full 11-song tracklist featuring colorful titles like 'Tulsa Jesus Freak' and 'Breaking Up Slowly'

Back view: The back of Lana’s upcoming album revealed the full 11-song tracklist featuring colorful titles like ‘Tulsa Jesus Freak’ and ‘Breaking Up Slowly’

'On the set': The Manhattan-born, Malibu-based belter shot the cover as well as the title track video back on September 1 with BRTHR duo Alex Lee & Kyle Wrightman at the helm

‘On the set’: The Manhattan-born, Malibu-based belter shot the cover as well as the title track video back on September 1 with BRTHR duo Alex Lee & Kyle Wrightman at the helm

'Things aren't always the way they appear': On October 22, Del Rey shared behind-the-scenes footage from a vampire-themed music video, which could have been for her other single, Let Me Love You like a Woman

‘Things aren’t always the way they appear’: On October 22, Del Rey shared behind-the-scenes footage from a vampire-themed music video, which could have been for her other single, Let Me Love You like a Woman

Masterminds: Four-time Grammy winner Jack Antonoff (L) produced Chemtrails with Lana as far back as 2018 with 'no programming' and using only a '12 string, grand piano, mellotron, and model D'

Masterminds: Four-time Grammy winner Jack Antonoff (L) produced Chemtrails with Lana as far back as 2018 with ‘no programming’ and using only a ’12 string, grand piano, mellotron, and model D’

The 36-year-old Bleachers frontman - who split with Girls creator Lena Dunham in 2017 - gushed on Sunday: 'I love this album so much. Love you @lanadelrey!'

The 36-year-old Bleachers frontman – who split with Girls creator Lena Dunham in 2017 – gushed on Sunday: ‘I love this album so much. Love you @lanadelrey!’

The 36-year-old Bleachers frontman – who split with Girls creator Lena Dunham in 2017 – gushed on Sunday: ‘I love this album so much. Love you @lanadelrey!’

On the personal front, the Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass poet got engaged to musician Clayton Johnson last month after meeting through the exclusive dating app, Raya.

In addition to Chemtrails, Simon & Schuster will publish Del Rey’s second book of poetry Behind the Iron Gates – Insights from the Institution this March. 

Bride to be: On the personal front, the Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass poet got engaged to musician Clayton Johnson (R) last month after meeting through the dating app, Raya

Bride to be: On the personal front, the Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass poet got engaged to musician Clayton Johnson (R) last month after meeting through the dating app, Raya

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