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DUA LIPA REVEALS THE FOURTH "NEW RULE" IN TEEN VOGUE COVER INTERVIEW

The pop juggernaut gets unfiltered with Teen Vogue

With more than 1 billion views on YouTube and hundreds of millions of streams on Spotify, it’s clear both the beat and message of Dua Lipa’s breakout hit song “New Rules” spoke to her many fans. Now, in her Teen Vogue digital cover interview, she reveals her fourth new rule for getting over an ex–perhaps the most obvious, but also the hardest to commit to: “Quite frankly, block them on social media.”

As Teen Vogue’s latest interactive cover star, Lipa is featured in a series of three video vignettes by filmmakers Santiago & Mauricio. In addition to sharing her fourth new rule, the 22-year-old singer with an ever-growing follower count (more than 9 million on Instagram) also chats with Teen Vogue about her dream collaborator (Frank Ocean), her love for a good Twitter meme—some of which are inspired by and a tribute to her (“I’m so thrilled”), trying to balance fame with a sense of privacy (“I wish I had a bit more of a filter, but it’s a big part of the music I put out”), and finding strength from other women (“I think sisterhood is really important. It’s really important to take care of the girls around you and keep your friends close”).

Below are more quotes from Dua Lipa’s Teen Vogue cover profile. For more from Lipa's Teen Vogue provile, including interviews with collaborators filmmaker Henry Scholfield and songwriter MNEK, visit: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/dua-lipa-interview-april-2018-cover-new-rules

Dua Lipa on her fourth "new rule":

“Quite frankly, block them on social media.”

On the strength she draws from other women, both in real life and in her video:

“I think sisterhood is really important. It’s really important to take care of the girls around you and keep your friends close.”

Lipa on how “New Rules” doesn’t necessarily have to be about a romance:

“It can be someone weighing you down if the situation is someone who’s really cramping your mood or making you feel bad. It just really depends on if that person is really toxic. One thing you’re really responsible for is the energy you surround yourself with.”

Lipa on the critique of the clear message of female empowerment in her work:

“A lot of men come up to me and say, ‘You really hate men, don’t you?’ That’s a total misconception. Some of the songs are unfiltered, and I don’t hold back.”

Lipa on how to balance the fame with a sense of privacy:

“It’s me taking social media breaks or trying not to speak about my personal life. I wish I had a bit more of a filter, but it’s a big part of the music I put out.”

Lipa on what’s next:

“I would love to keep doing this and keep being really honest. I want to keep not being afraid of my own thoughts.”

Cover Credits:

  • Directors: Santiago & Mauricio
  • Stylist: Esther Matilla
  • Prop Stylist: Mila Taylor-Young
  • Makeup: Ralph Siciliano using MAC Cosmetics
  • Hair: Sami Knight at Starworks Artists
  • Manicure: Kayo Higuchi using Dior Vernis
Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018