Dua Lipa Apologizes For Using Racial Slur in 2014 Cover Song
Dua Lipa has found herself surrounded by controversy in the beginning of the New Year after a cover song she recorded a few years ago has resurfaced on YouTube, complete with the "New Rules" singer using the n-word.
Lipa covered the song “Smoke, Drink, Break Up” by fellow singer Mila J back in 2014 and she can be heard muttering the racial slur on the track through distorted audio, singing "So I roll me swisha, pour me some liquor before we start to bicker and calling each other out our names like plenty bitches and n-----."
After the clip resurfaced Lipa took to Twitter Thursday (Jan. 4) night to apologize for the incident telling her 1.33 million followers that she "never meant to offend or upset anyone," admitting she "shouldnt have gone there at all" before stating that a different word should have been chosen to "avoid offence and confusion."
To view Lipa's apology tweets, look below.
In relation to my 2014 cover I never meant to offend or upset anyone. I didnt say the full word but I can admit I shouldnt 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.— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) January 5, 2018
I always stand up for social justice and I am very sorry to anyone that I have offended x— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) January 5, 2018