Dua Lipa Dazzles For Rolling Stone / Dishes On Meteoric Rise, Music, Feminism & More

Published: Thursday 14th Jan 2021 by Sam

The Dua Lipa promotional train makes a stop on the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

And it does not disappoint.

Lensed by David LaChapelle, the striking feature spread sees the ‘Levitating’ singer magnetise with slay shot after slay shot.

Within the interview feature, Lipa – who is up for six awards at this year’s GRAMMYs, opened up about her sophomore effort ‘Future Nostalgia,’ her humble beginnings, feminism, navigating the global health crisis, and much more.

Head below for stunning pics and quotes…

On Releasing Future Nostalgia When The Global Health Crisis Hit:

“I was terrified. But at the same time, I was like, ‘For some people, this is a form of escapism?’”


On How Being Booked As A Model Led To Her Big Break In Music:

“That was another thing where I was like, ‘OK, this is something that maybe could help me get out there.’” And it did: Her agency hooked her up with a job singing for an X Factor ad, where she was introduced to a producer who had worked with Ed Sheeran and One Direction. That led to an offer of a publishing deal (“I was excited by it, but had no idea what it meant”) and eventually to her manager, Ben Mawson, who got her signed with Warner.

On Feminism:

“I just feel like, if you’re a feminist, you have to also support women in all fields of work. We have to support sex workers, we have to believe that that [work] is their choice and their right. It seems quite hypocritical, I think, people picking and choosing as to how they want to support women and when it suits them. That’s another form of misogyny, which really derives from the male gaze.”

On ‘Future Nostalgia’:

“When I was creating the first album, a lot of what was going on in my life was about heartbreak. This time around, I was feeling so happy and things were going so well, I was like, ‘OK, I need to be able to portray this feeling in a way that doesn’t feel cheesy to me.’ I don’t know why I thought that when you’re a pop artist and you make a happy song, then all of a sudden it’s just not cool. I kind of just had to let that go.” She didn’t give ballads much thought. “There was a point where I was like, ‘Oh, everybody loves a ballad. Maybe I should make one.’ But that wasn’t what I was feeling. I was like, ‘F*ck it. It’s a fun record. That’s what it is.’”

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Epic shoot!

As at writing, Lipa’s latest single ‘Levitating’ has hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, while its housing album ‘Future Nostalgia’ was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.

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[Photo Credit: Rolling Stone / David LaChapelle]

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

    Stunning. You know who is shaking in her havana boots…

    • Long Dong Black Kong🍆 January 14, 2021

      Hey ho, future nostalgia is certified platinum in US! Congrats!

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

      Fake Marilyn👵🏿Yo puss in the boots stinks like baby asss🤮🤮🤮 only deformed creatures will beat that cat 💅🏿💅🏿

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

        🥱🥱💋

      • Fancy BISH January 14, 2021

        I love the new marilyn, throw the old one away lol 🤳🏽

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

        Trashy ashy saggy bish💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ The real Marilyn is here to stay 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 I ain’t going nowhere so deal with it b I t c h

  2. Long Dong Black Kong🍆 January 14, 2021

    Dua 💋 the new pop Queen. She can sing, can dance and be a model. Not everyone has “THAT B-I-t-c-h” talent

  3. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

    Yessssss💅🏿 Natural beauty queen! Rihanna who??? 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

    • UHoesFunny January 14, 2021

      Here you go again, you’re a lame lol

  4. J January 14, 2021

    Why is this fool talking to themselves? Anyway she slayed tf out of that cover

  5. tyty January 14, 2021

    She looks good….she is persistent and tenacious. Maximises what she has got to it’s potential. Not the most talented but is determined.

  6. Bebo January 14, 2021

    Beautiful stunning shoot

  7. Clarks0o0ñ January 14, 2021

    After everything her album is just reaching gold certification status.

    Levitating is literally in the top 10 right now on the charts and still the parent album is just reaching gold status certification

    When u do payola

    • Paulo January 14, 2021

      Dua destroyed Crowmila with ease and Rosalia’s comeback this year will be the final nail in the coffin.

      cry about it

  8. Paulo January 14, 2021

    THIS PHOTOSHOOT! Dua is giving the queerfolk all we need – great and fresh music, fierce poses and avantgarde fashion.

  9. Jake January 14, 2021

    Dua is looking gorgeous in all her pics. She definitely has a chance and needs to WIN all the Top Categories at the Grammys. March 14th is on its way lol. Another win for Dua Levitating keeps rising on the Chart Lol!! BSides will be released this year !!

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