Kehlani has criticised Lana Del Rey for footage she reportedly shared of protests taking place across America, following the death of George Floyd.
Floyd died in Minneapolis last week, after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, despite him insisting he couldn’t breathe.
His death sparked protests across the States and singer Lana has been among celebrities demanding justice for Floyd.
However, her choice of social media posts has been criticised by Kehlani, who – in a now deleted tweet – said Lana’s decision to share footage showing the faces of protestors and looting was a ‘poor choice’, as protestors have been threatened and targeted against.
According to MailOnline, Kehlani tweeted: ‘It’s dangerous as f*ck and a very poor choice of moments to post. By all means protest, but DO NOT endanger people with your very massive platform.’
Kehlani added: ‘it’s not about her don’t make it about her it’s about furthering endangering the lives of black people. it’s about responsibility.’
Kehlani later deleted her tweet, after being told that Lana, who has 16.5million Instagram followers, had deleted her post.
However, the singer then instead uploaded cut-down footage still beginning with a male protester standing on a burnt-out car, holding a sign that reads: ‘No justice, no peace.’
After being made aware, Kehlani then posted: ‘i was told the post was deleted and that was my point so i deleted the tweet but i guess it’s not deleted it’s just reposted ? leaving it up on my story but hopefully if she gets enough dm’s she will take it completely down.’
Lana had also shared pictures from protests she had joined to her Instagram story.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Lana’s rep for comment.
It comes after the Summertime Sadness singer had shared a controversial statement to social media, while announcing news of her bringing out a new album, that seemingly called out singers – mainly women of colour.
It took aim at stars including Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat for getting to sing about ‘f**king and cheating’ while she apparently gets accused of glamorising abuse.
Lana then faced backlash, with some accusing her of racism – claims she later branded ‘bulls**t’.
Defending her comments, she wrote: ‘By the way the singers I mentioned are my favorite [sic] singers so if you want to try and make a bone to pick out of that like you always do be my guest, 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.
‘Bro. This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite [sic] singers. I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite [sic] f***ing people. And this is the problem with society today, not everything is about whatever you want it to be.
‘It’s exactly the point of my post – there are certain women that culture doesn’t want to have a voice it may not have to do with race I don’t know what it has to do with. I don’t care anymore but don’t ever ever ever ever bro – call me racist because that is bulls***.’
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Source: Metro News UK