Dua Lipa has apologised after using racially insensitive language during a recently resurfaced cover from 2014.
The singer appears to mutter a section of the n-word on a cover of Mila J’s ‘Smoke, Drink, Break-Up’, although the audio is distorted to fade the racial epithet.
“You swear to god you ain’t fucking with a n*gga”, the ‘New Rules’ singer says on the track.
She’s now apologised and confirmed that it was never her intention to ‘offend or upset anyone’.
“In relation to my 2014 cover I never meant to offend or upset anyone”, she wrote on Twitter.
“I didn’t say the full word but I can admit I shouldn’t have gone there at all and that a different word could’ve been recorded altogether to avoid offence and confusion, I wasn’t thinking it through at the time.”
She added: “I always stand up for social justice and I am very sorry to anyone that I have offended x”.
Responding to the criticism, one fan wrote: “Realizing your past mistakes, learning from them and growing are important steps that everyone should take. I respect you so much for doing this.”
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Dua Lipa was the most streamed female artist on Spotify in the UK, impressively beating the likes of Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce.