The Tone Deaf Lyrical Appropriation of Lana Del Rey

The cover of Lana Del Rey’s album “Ultraviolence”

The controversy surrounding the questionable lyrics and public statements of singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey is not a new one. Her words have been a recurring matter of scandal and criticism in the musical community, among feminists, and among activists working to put a stop to domestic violence. What’s not widely known is that the controversial lyric in the title track of her Ultraviolence album, “He…