Sunday, April 21, 2024

Pop Star Lana del Rey Reveals $350,000 Donation to Native American Charity Derived from Huge Book Advance

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Lana del Rey is always full of surprises.

The whispery singer-songwriter of smart hits revealed on Instagram today that she has donated $350,000 to a Native American charity. The money went to Dig Deep Water, which describes itself as “a human rights non-profit organization working to ensure that every American has clean, running water…forever.”

del Rey says the money comes from her Simon & Schuster book advance for her recent poetry collection, “Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.” That’s quite an advance for a book of poetry!

She writes: “As I’ve been lucky enough to be given an advance from Simon and Schuster, I’m so grateful to be able to spread that money around to foundations that are in need of our help beginning with foundations connected to the Navajo community.
We hope the @digdeepwater project will find relief with the $350,000 that we delivered to them last month.
I personally have always believed in personal reparations to give back to the people who have shaped our land.
I look forward to updating you on the rest of the donations that we make throughout the year.”

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No matter what the results of the election just remember we can each as individuals shine brightly and contribute to our world in our own individual way. As I’ve been lucky enough to be given an advance from Simon and Schuster, I’m so grateful to be able to spread that money around to foundations that are in need of our help beginning with foundations connected to the Navajo community. We hope the @digdeepwater project will find relief with the $350,000 that we delivered to them last month. I personally have always believed in personal reparations to give back to the people who have shaped our land. I look forward to updating you on the rest of the donations that we make throughout the year.

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A favorite of ours, Lana recently released a great new single from her forthcoming new album. The single is “Love You Like a Woman,” and it’s shown below.

 

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