Dua Lipa shared ‘When I became a meme it was humiliating and hurtful’

In a recent interview with news outlet Guardian, Dua Lipa shared how people made fun of her dance and it was humiliating and hurtful

dua lipa grammy awards
Rolling Stones

When I became a meme it was humiliating and hurtful

Popular singer Dua Lipa recently talked at length about how she went through humiliation Stating ‘When I became a meme it was humiliating and hurtful‘ following criticism of her dancing and it was only her comeback with ‘Future Nostalgia’ that she regained her confidence.

The “Illusions” singer said in a statement, “When people took that snippet of me dancing online and just turned it into a meme, and then when I won the best new artist Grammy and people were like, ‘She’s not deserving of it, she’s got no stage presence, she’s not going to stick around.’ Those things were hurtful. It was humiliating. I had to take myself off Twitter.”

For me, music has always served as a form of escapism. It’s about community, togetherness. It’s one language we can all connect with

Dua Lipa further explained, “The thing that made me the happiest — performing and writing songs — was also making me really upset because people were picking everything apart that I’d been working on, and I had to learn all that in front of everyone.”

dua lipa future nostalgia
Leo Mascaro

“In the public eye, I was figuring out who I was as an artist, as a performer. All that was happening while I was 22- 23 years old and still growing up. You have to build tough skin. You have to be resilient,” She maintained.

The “Radical Optimism” singer Dua Lipa firmly reflected the duration of her hurtful humiliation. She stated that “humiliation lasted until I finished writing ‘Future Nostalgia’ and did my first performance of ‘Don’t Start Now’, at the MTV Europe Music Awards. I want to say — gosh, I don’t know — two years.”

“It never was like I couldn’t get out of bed because of what I thought people thought of me. I didn’t care to that degree. But that’s when it was most heightened for me.”

Radical Optimism is about rolling with the uncertainties, being OK when things don’t go your way

Radical Optimism and SNL

dua lipa performs on Saturday night live
Teen Vogue

However, Dua released her new album “Radical Optimism” and is set to headline Glastonbury later this summer. She also debuted hosting on the Saturday Night Live as she was invited as the musical guest on the show.

According to femalefirst.co.uk, Despite her huge success from songs like IDGAF, Don’t start now, Levitating to No Lie, Dance the night away and Illusions, She stated that she is not surprised because of her hard work, expressing more excitement about reaching such heights.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top