Dua Lipa says it’s a lot harder ‘to be taken seriously’ as a female artist

Most singletons now live by the gospel of Dua Lipa, but despite providing the public with a new set of guiding principles, she’s admitted that she can find it difficult to be a woman in the industry.

Opening up about sexism in the music business, Dua told an upcoming issue of GQ that she believes female artists have to work harder for success than their male counterparts.

Even when they are producing some of pop’s finest bangers.

“For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at a piano or with a guitar, you know?” she said, pointing out music’s hypocrisy.

“For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it’s all manufactured.”

Despite being on the back-foot, the 22-year-old has had her fair share of success already this year, including notching up over a billion YouTube views and storming this year’s BRIT Awards.

After entering the ceremony as the most nominated artist of the night, Dua took home two prestigious prizes for Best British Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist back in February.

The singer is currently mid-way through a stint Down Under as Bruno Mars’ supporting act for his 24K Magic World Tour, although was recently forced to take a break after having surgery.

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