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Dua Lipa says online bullies made her want to dance her ‘a** off’

As the Grammy award-winner, Dua Lipa, celebrated the fourth anniversary of her debut album last June 2, she opened up to fans on Instagram about being bullied online for her dancing.

She thanked her fans and critics alike for helping her grow for the past four years, saying that the online bullies “made me want to dance my a** off, and just really get better, so thank you so much.”

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“It’s been four years since my debut album has been out and I’m so grateful for all the incredible opportunities, all the amazing people I met, all the incredible lessons that I learned, touring for like, three years,” said the singer.

She also told her fans that she is excited for them to see what they’ve got coming up next.

When Dua Lipa rose to fame back in 2017, internet users turned clips of her dancing on stage into memes and GIFs, aimed at mocking the pop star’s moves.

Last year, singer-songwriter Dua Lipa also talked about how the online trolling impacted her mental health.

“I experienced a s*** tonne at the end of my first record, and it was definitely something that gave me anxiety and made me upset and made me feel like I wasn’t good enough and made me feel like, maybe I’m not meant to be here and on the stage,” she said in an interview.

“For a short period of time, it messed with my mental health. You know, I’d go on stage and if somebody was filming me, in my head, I wasn’t, like, ‘Oh, they’re filming me because they want to keep it.’ I was like, ‘They’re going to film it so they can laugh at me or something,’” added Dua Lipa.

The public has since acknowledged Dua Lipa’s improved choreography over the years. She’s also now praised for her dancing, singing, and stage presence.

Dua Lipa, who won best new artist and best dance recording at the 2019 Grammys last year, proved that online bullies do not affect her anymore, and that whatever form a troll may take on, she could overcome it.

She also won the Best Pop Vocal Album at 2021 Grammy Award for her second studio album “Future Nostalgia.”



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