Dua Lipa Says She Has To Work Twice As Hard Because She Is A Woman

Dua Lipa says she still has to fight to be taken seriously in the music industry.  In a discussion with Attitude magazine, the singer detailed why it still feels like a battle to be heard and treated equally among her peers.  She says:

“When I would go into the studio sessions, I felt like I needed to prove to the people I was going in the room with that I could write and that I do this myself and that I am an artist. I’m not just going to sit there in the room and wait for somebody to write a song for me. You have to work a little bit harder to be taken seriously. You’re on a music video and the director goes, ‘I definitely think you need to wear a skirt’ because someone wants to see, you know, ‘UK’s pop star in a cute outfit.’ I’m like, ‘Well, I’m going to wear trousers because it’s f***ing freezing. I know how to stand my ground and hold it down. It creates maybe a weird energy, but it’s something that has to be said and addressed.”



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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan