Dua Lipa Worked a Clapback About Female Artists Needing to ‘Step Up’ Into Her Grammys Acceptance Speech

Feb 11, 2019 - Time Magazine
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Most stars thank the Recording Academy during a Grammys acceptance speech. But Dua Lipa, who won for Best New Artist, used her moment to throw shade instead.

At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, the “New Rules” singer responded to Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow’s message about how female artists needed to “step up.” Portnow’s comments, part of an interview with Variety, came after the 2018 Grammys encountered backlash for its dearth of awards for female artists.

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