Dua Lipa Talks Tossing ‘Shade’ in Grammys Speech, Teases Sophomore Album


Carin Backoff

Dua Lipa on the cover of ELLE’s May issue.

” It simply came out of my mouth,” she informs “Elle” of her unexpected action to outgoing Recording Academy president Neil Portnow.

Dua Lipa opened up in a new interview with Elle on Tuesday (April 9) about her Grammy wins and what fans can expect from her upcoming second album.

In her speech after winning the Grammy for finest brand-new artist in February, the star famously called out outbound Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s comment from last year’s ceremony that female artists ought to “step up” if they wished to be chosen for more awards. “I didn’t plan it,” she told Elle “It simply came out of my mouth. However it felt right; it was certainly shade, however at the same time, he’s discussed it and he knows what he did.”

Lipa continued by calling out the widespread negativeness and cyberbullying so common in the age of social media.

” We’re in this age of ‘Feminism! You need to be supporting each other!'” she said. “However it’s the same individuals who are stating that who are likewise bringing ladies down online. And it’s the same people who discuss mental health who are also bullying others. Twitter is super-toxic.”

Hard at work in the studio, the pop star– who was the second-most-streamed female artist of 2018 after Ariana Grande— likewise hinted at the noise of her approaching sophomore LP in the interview, though fans may have to wait a while longer to hear new music.

” It’s a mix of stuff,” she said, “from what it felt like to mature as a girl and be frightened to walk house in the evening to when the entire world lets you down and what it seems like to delight in life again. I’m wishing to get the album out by the end of this year or the beginning of next. I haven’t decided my track list yet, however they’re all tunes you can sing along to. You make music so individuals can sing along, but you also make it to inform a story in the hopes that someone feels the exact same method.”

See more from Dua Lipa’s Elle shoot below.

Dua Lipa on the cover of ELLE’s May concern. Carin Backoff

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