She is the artist of the moment, known for her empowering anthems and killer stage presence. And Dua Lipa was every inch the superstar as she put on an energetic – and scantily-clad-performance in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday. The New Rules hitmaker, 22, put on a sizzling display on-stage clad in a satin blue bra which revealed her cleavage and taut abs as she belted out her songs.
Adding edge to her look, she slipped on a pair of black harem pants and a half black half white coat, which she allowed to slip down over one shoulder, saucily revealing her bra. The brunette beauty wore her bob sleek and straight parted to the side while her pretty features were enhanced with feline flicks of ebony and azure liner, fluttery lashes and and a glossy peach lipstick.
Oozing confidence, the Scared To Be Lonely songstress was in her element as she danced. In February, the artist was recognised at the BRIT Awards and she took home British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough. Dua recently spoke to Teen Vogue about the misconceptions she’s gets from her number one record New Rules, with men believing that she ‘hates them’ because of her songwriting.
The talented artist, who talks female empowerment in her tunes, tells the magazine that ‘a lot of men come up to me and say, “You really hate men, don’t you?”‘ She explains: ‘That’s a total misconception. Some of the songs are unfiltered, and I don’t hold back.’ Dua also talked about her compeтιтive nature, but says she ‘feel like I’m more compeтιтive with myself.’
The songstress added: ‘I was always want to do better than I did yesterday.’ Dua was born in London on August 22, 1995; her and her Albanian parents moved to Pristina, Kosovo when she was 11 years old. The brunette beauty, who just released the single One Kiss with Calvin Harris, says she ‘would love to keep doing this and keep being really honest.’
Dua continued: ‘I want to keep not being afraid of my own thoughts.’ In her catchy tune New Rules, belts out advice to her fans, which includes things like ‘One, don’t pick up the phone – they’re only calling because they’re drunk and alone. Two, don’t let them in – you don’t want to deal with the drama of throwing them out again. And three, don’t be their friend – we all now where that ends up.’
She told the magazine that the most important rule that she didn’t include in the hit song was to ‘quite frankly block them on social media.’ New Rules has been streamed more than 1.1 billion times on YouTube and dozens of awards, including going double platinum in the US, Italy, Spain, UK, Belgium and New Zealand. Dua revealed that her inspiration for the New Rules video came from a vintage Versace ad featuring Naomi Campbell.