Dua Lipa sorry for ‘upset’ after using racial term
SINGER Dua Lipa has apologised for causing ‘upset’ when she used part of a racially insensitive term in an earlier cover track.
The British popstar, 22, faced backlash after her 2014 version of Mila J’s Smoke, Drink, Break-Up resurfaced, which features a distorted recording of her mentioning part of the ‘n-word’.
In a statement posted on Twitter, she said she did not mean to ‘offend’ anybody and admitted that she ‘shouldn’t have gone there’.
The New Rules star (pictured) said: ‘In relation to my 2014 cover I never meant to offend or upset anyone.
‘I didn’t say the full word but I can admit I shouldn’t have gone there at all and that a different word could’ve been recorded altogether to avoid offence and confusion. I wasn’t thinking it through at the time.’
She then added: ‘I always stand up for social justice and I am very sorry to anyone that I have offended x.’
Her post comes hours after she told fans that she was spending some time in Jamaica to work on her upcoming album.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘If you need me i’ll be here for a couple of weeks. I feel so lucky to have woken up in paradise with some of my favourite people that I love working with to start writing for my next album.
‘So grateful for all these opportunities and so thankful to get to do this as my job.’
Author: Emma Kelly