Dua Lipa speaks on Brexit, Trump and her family history in new interview

"No refugee leaves their country without having to"

Dua Lipa has spoken out about her Kosovan and Bosnian roots, the refugee crisis as well as the affects of Brexit and Trump on the modern geopolitical landscape.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Lipa spoke on her Kosovan grandfather’s refusal to accept the adoption of Kosovo into Serbia: “he lost his job, because he didn’t want to write a history that he didn’t believe to be true”.

Lipa’s parents sought refuse in London in 1992 while their parents stayed behind in Bosnia and Kosovo respectively. Speaking on the current view of refugees in the media, Lipa said: “you understand something on a personal level. That no refugee leaves their country without having to”.


Referring to Brexit specifically, the singer noted: “I see how important it is for Kosovo, for Kosovans, to be a part of the EU, what it means for them to be a part of something like that. So it’s heartbreaking”

Elsewhere, Lipa weighed in on the importance of keeping drama out of pop: “It has to be fun. You’ve got to enjoy it. You can’t get upset about every little thing.”

The second album from the singer is currently in the works. The new tracks will continue her distinctive style of floor-filler pop anthems about heartbreak, which she dubs “dance crying”.

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Dua Lipa said of the follow-up to her self-titled debut: “It is a pop album that you’re going to be able to dance to, but a lot of the songs are sad. “They’re about heartbreak and they’re about going through some emotional manipulation.”


Earlier this week, rumours spread that an Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa collaboration may be coming soon, after a leaked snippet started circulating on social media.

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