Dua Lipa is tired of stereotypes and misconceptions in the music industry, primarily relating to gender roles. The 22-year-old singer, hailing from England, came out on top of the world recently after she released her debut album.
Even though she’s only been on top for a short time, Dua is already speaking out about the lack of equality in the industry. According to Lipa, men don’t take women seriously in the scene.
In fact, often, people usually assume that women don’t create anything on their own, it’s all manufactured by producers and music industry executives.
For men, people typically suppose they’ve written all their own original material, but for women, that’s rarely the case.
Ironically, Lipa doesn’t play any of the instruments on her album but is credited as a writer on almost every single one except two.
While Dua hasn’t experienced a #MeToo moment of her own, she acknowledged the need for the movement, because, for the longest time, inappropriate behavior from men rooted in supposed sexism toward women has been directed against them, making it difficult for women to compete in the workplace.
Lipa spoke on the way she grew up, regarding games such as “kiss chase or whatever,” and it’s ingrained in their minds that “boys will be boys,” and are unable to change.
Moreover, Lipa gave the example of “cat-calling,” to illustrate the fact that things men do affect women negatively, without them even realizing it. Thankfully, things are beginning to change.
Regarding her new record, Lipa said all of her tracks are pop songs which are easy to dance to. Their meaning is usually dealing with emotional manipulation.