It's not always the easiest thing, being a woman in the music industry, according to Dua Lipa. The musician, who has recently come out with new music, spoke in her latest interview about certain misogyny she has faced while on set filming her music videos.
Going on to share how a music video director tried forcing her to wear certain clothing items in one shoot, Lipa reveals how she fired back, explaining that she has always known her worth as an artist!
Dua Lipa fires back at sexist comments on set
Not letting anyone boss her around, Dua Lipa is revealing how she fought back against one music video director who was insisting she wear a skirt for the shoot. Sitting down with Attitude Magazine, the "New Rules" singer is coming clean about how she fired back!
"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, 'U.K.’s pop star in a cute outfit,'" she said to the publication.
"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," she added.
Lipa shares that as a woman in the industry, this isn't out of the norm for her.
"That’s just being a woman in the industry," she explained. "A lot of people see it, particularly in pop music, that you’re manufactured or whatever. So you have this underlying pressure or anxiety to constantly prove [yourself] to people, especially when you write your own lyrics."
She then added that as a female artist, "You have to work a little bit harder to be taken seriously."
The musician also went on to share her support for current movements, specifically social justice including the LGBTQ+ community.
She said, "To be able to use my platform to spread awareness, show support, talk about it, to make people feel seen, heard and safe, [to] communicate with charities and try to do my part as much as I can. I see that as my duty."
"It’s entirely a right to be able to love who you want, not just because I have friends in the LGBTQ community, but because we’re all human and we deserve it," she concluded. "It’s something I feel very connected to and will continue to fight for."