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Dua Lipa Worked a Clapback Into Her Grammys Acceptance Speech

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Most stars thank the Recording Academy during a Grammys acceptance speech. But Dua Lipa, who won for Best New Artist, used her moment to throw shade instead.
At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards , the “New Rules” singer responded to Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow's message about how female artists needed to “step up.” Portnow's comments, part of an interview with Variety , came after the 2018 Grammys encountered backlash for its dearth of awards for female artists. Alessia Cara's win for Best New Artist made her the only female winner in a major category that year-and only...
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Best new artist winner Dua Lipa took a shot at the Grammys president who told women to 'step up' at last year's awards

Best new artist winner Dua Lipa took a shot at the Grammys president who told women to 'step up' at last year's awards

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Dua Lipa made a dig at the Recording Academy's president Neil Portnow at the Grammy Awards last night.
The British singer won two awards for Best Dance Recording and Best New Artist.
In her acceptance speech, Lipa said: "I just wanted to say how honored I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists this year because I guess this year we really stepped up!"
She was referencing the controversial words of Portnow who last year said that women needed to "step up" after coming under fire for a lack of gender diversity at the awards.
She wasn't the only one to take a dig at...
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