Lana Del Rey praises city's pledge to pay Black reparations, receives more critical raves

Mar 24, 2021 14:37

Lana Del Rey took to her Instagram Stories yesterday to share her excitement over the City Council of Evanston, Illinois' 8-1 vote to distribute $400,000 to Black households in the Chicago suburb as reparations "for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery."

"First city to pay Black reparations," Del Rey wrote, sharing a screenshot of the news. "This is amazing. The city where my father was born."

Lana Del Rey shares her excitement for the amazing news of Evanston becoming the first city to pay reparations to African American households. ❤️
- Lana Del Rey Info (@LDReyInfo) March 24, 2021

Meanwhile, Del Rey's newest album Chemtrails Over the Country Club continues to receive critical acclaim. It now holds a Metascore of 81 based on 27 reviews, and is on-track to debut at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 70K units sold (54K pure sales).

. @LanaDelRey's 'Chemtrails Over the Country Club' now officially aiming for #2 debut on the US albums chart with 70K units first week. #1 in pure sales (via @HITSDD).
- chart data (@chartdata) March 23, 2021

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