American singer says she does not necessarily support governments in countries in which she performs

Lana Del Rey has defended her decision to perform at Meteor festival in Israel this week, in defiance of calls from other musicians for a cultural boycott of the country.

The American pop singer tweeted: “I believe music is universal and should be used to bring us together … Performing in Tel Aviv is not a political statement or a commitment to the politics there, just like singing here in California doesn’t mean my views are in alignment w[ith] my current government’s opinions or sometimes inhuman actions.”

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