Dua Lipa very subtly calls out Grammy President in her acceptance speech

Joann Johnston
February 11, 2019

Before her acceptance speech was cut off, Best New Artist Grammy victor Dua Lipa shouted out her fellow female nominees this year, commenting that "I guess this year we really stepped up". In her speech, Lipa said, "I am honored to be nominated alongside so many female artists this year - I guess we stepped up. I want to say a big thank you to my fans who have allowed me to be the best version of myself".

Moments before her win, she also performed live with singer/songwriter St Vincent, swapping between her song Masseduction and the chart-topping One Kiss, also throwing in a few lines of Respect as a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

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When she accepted the latter, Dua Lipa used her acceptance speech to call out a remark made in 2018 by Recording Academy president Neil Portnow.

From so-tall-they're-practically-pants boots to a new obsession with giant fluffy hats, Dua Lipa has been serving us some serious looks this year. She also received a Grammy nomination this year for Best Dance Recording for her single "Electricity" with Silk City.

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