2021 has just got a whole lot weirder - Lana Del Rey has today spoken out about the riots at the Capitol, and she made some pretty eye-opening claims in the process.
Scroll on to hear what she had to say...
Last Wednesday, the tensions bubbling amongst scorned Trump supporters reached a breaking point.
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets, from his official account which has now been suspended from all social media platforms...Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."
Photographs and videos of Wednesday's scenes continue to circulate online...Many of which also show the aftermath of the siege.
The videos and images have been quick to go viral on Twitter...And show the extent of the damage that was done within the building.
Rioters even left various messages throughout the building.
Rioters left this message inside The United States Capitol https://t.co/jxH6Rwq2dM— Anthony Quintano (@Anthony Quintano)1609976067.0
As well as lengthier notes...
The mob of Trump supporters who entered the U.S. Capitol left this note on a coffee maker in a kitchen area. "Thom… https://t.co/AuQt0S1EJQ— Kevin Lewis (@Kevin Lewis)1609992661.0
A bust of Zachary Taylor even had a red substance smeared on it.
A bust of Pres Zachary Taylor in the Capitol appears to still have blood smeared on its face from the rioters today: https://t.co/cVhKu6JHNe— Frank Thorp V (@Frank Thorp V)1609991826.0
Now, some of the perpetrators of this horrific crime have already been brought to justice.
Several arrests have already been made, with key suspects being identified via video footage from the scene.
Many weren't too hard to spot, given their choice of riot gear.
From CEOs to retail employees...
There seems to have been a whole array of attendees at the riots.
But now, one person has offered an unlikely viewpoint on the riots.
Musician, Lana Del Rey, has spoken out, and her words have shocked everyone.
Many believe she was defending President Trump.
"I once had a call with George K. Simon, who wrote a book called A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing and it was all about people who don't know they hurt other people, like Trump. You know, he doesn't know that he's inciting a riot and I believe that," she claimed.
"The madness of Trump, as bad as it was, it really needed to happen. We really needed a reflection of our world's greatest problem, which is not climate change, but sociopathy and narcissism."
"Especially in America. It's going to kill the world. It's not capitalism, it's narcissism."
People on Twitter are already responding to her controversial comments...
Lana stans gonna be doing some mental gymnastics to explain this one pic.twitter.com/cJWdzm7UGp— 🎄🌞✨𝕭(jörk)𝖊𝖓✨🌞🎄 (@papi_lechuga) January 12, 2021
You can listen to what she said exactly above. What do you think?