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Dua Lipa Says “Artists In Pop, Especially Women, Have To Work Harder To Be Taken Seriously”

Singer Dua Lipa, who is famous for knocking out hits like “New Rules,” “IDGAF” and “One Kiss,” says pop artists, especially women have to work harder to be taken seriously in the industry. It wasn’t an easy ride for Lipa, who was speaking on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, to achieve celebrity status.

“Artists in pop, especially women, have to work harder to be taken seriously. You have to work a lot harder for people to really believe that these are your lyrics, that this is your vision.”

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Giving an example from her second album’s title track “Future Nostalgia,” the singer said she do use empowering lyrics to help her feel more confident. “I know you ain’t used to a female alpha,”  she explained with one of the lines from the song. She said: “When I put lyrics like that into my record, and I perform them, I do feel more empowered and stronger, and yeah, I’m like, ‘I am a female alpha,’. But it’s also recognition that we are built on the backs of giants.

“There have been strong, influential women since I was very little in the music industry: Pink, Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, Madonna, Janet Jackson.”

The 24-year-old singer said she enjoys all her songs.“People go, ‘Are you bored of singing the same song over and over again?’ I’m not, because it’s not really about me in that instance — it’s about the listeners,” she concluded.

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