The 34-year-old singer confirmed plans for the album, titled White Hot Forever, and shared a release date, September 5, in an Instagram post Thursday.
Del Rey said that she thinks it is "pathetic" that her music, which has detailed her "sometimes submissive or passive roles" in relationships, led to accusations she has "set women back hundreds of years". Others argued that Del Rey was trying to use these artists' successes as proof of her own oppression and insert herself into a conversation where she didn't belong.
Others mocked Del Rey for including Cabello and Grande in her post, a seemingly perfunctory gesture so as to not look like she was only targeting Black women.More news: 17% of Londoners Have Had COVID-19, Health Secretary Says
The 'Born To Die' singer criticised those who accused her of "glamorising abuse" in the post, stating her intention to return to singing about "whatever I want without being crucified".
The singer continued she is not a feminist.More news: Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort
Themes of abuse are woven throughout Del Rey's work, most notably in the title track of her 2014 album "Ultraviolence", which references the Crystals' 1962 single "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)" in the chorus. But she still found fault with the coverage of that album, and stirred controversy by publicly refuting NPR writer Ann Powers's claim - in a largely positive review - that Del Rey adopts a persona in her music.
The 34-year-old then wrote that she's just speaking her truth and doesn't understand why it's been viewed as the glorification of abuse as a 2014 TIME article suggested.
The pop star shared that her new album will be out September 5, an announcement that was buried in a lengthy, controversial statement posted to Instagram.More news: Travel restriction updates: EasyJet to relaunch flights in June
The singer will be detailing more of her feelings on the subject in her next two poetry books with Simon and Schuster, the proceeds of which will go towards Native American foundations. The talented recording artist announced her new album and, in doing so, she dragged a whole bunch of other female stars that have hustled for years to make it.