Dua Lipa - 'Women have to work a little harder to be taken seriously'

Dua Lipa at the amfAR Cannes Gala 2019. Photographed by  David M. Benett/Dave Benett
Dua Lipa at the amfAR Cannes Gala 2019. Photographed by David M. Benett/Dave Benett
David M. Benett/Dave Benett

The Don’t Start Now hitmaker has opened up about the inequality women face in their field of work and how men are often given an easier ride.

READ MORE: Angelina Jolie on appreciating young girls' softness

“Being a female artist, every little word you say or every little thing you do gets linked to your personal life. Everything gets dissected, whereas if you’re a man with a guitar, it’s like yeah well done. You have written everything. It is instantly genuine whereas as women, we have to work a little harder to be taken seriously,” she says on Swedish chat show, Skavlan.

READ MORE: Tyra Banks believes everyone deserves to feel beautiful and have their uniqueness celebrated

The singer added that her parents are role models to her and her siblings. They fled the conflict in Kosovo in 1992 to build the best possible lives for their family.

“They worked hard to give my siblings and me the best possible education. They are such great role models,” she said.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaway.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Would you leave your partner if they have a controlling, meddling parent?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
No, I would tolerate the in-law as much as possible even if my partner doesn't see their behaviour as a problem.
12% - 3 votes
No, but only if my partner supports me.
44% - 11 votes
Yes, my peace comes first and I know I'd be fighting a losing battle.
36% - 9 votes
Yes, even if my partner supports me, the stress is not worth it.
8% - 2 votes