Dua Lipa is on the cover of ELLE UK and following the release of ‘Boys Will Be Boys,’ she’s opening up about the growing pains of being a woman.

 

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‘It’s difficult to think of upsides when there has been so much suffering. But we have to try to stay positive…. I think our world is probably going to change forever. I think we’ll probably tread differently with Mother Nature; we probably won’t be as careless as we have been in the past. I think we’ll be more empathetic. I think we’ll make moments count. We won’t take things for granted. Hopefully we get some good lessons out of it, and out of this time.’ – ELLE's August 2020 cover star @dualipa muses on the current crisis and the positive work we can all do as we come through it, plus she discusses her latest album, women's equality and lockdown life with @anwarhadid. LINK IN BIO for full interview. Issue on newsstands July 2nd. Interviewed by: @melissagiannini Photography: @zoeygrossman for ELLE US Styling: @charlesvarenne Hair: @panosphair Make-Up: @romyglow Nails: @nailsbymei

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‘Boys Will Be Boys’ is off Dua’s latest album, Future Nostalgia and she shares, “I often will speak up about female equality, especially in the workplace, but this song is talking about the personal experiences and growing pains of what it’s like to be a woman.  We’ve all tried to avoid confrontation, or worn something we didn’t really want to wear in order to protect ourselves.   We’ve all been like, ‘Oh, I can’t bear the idea of wearing this short dress and then hopping on public transport to get to the party.’”

 

 

 

Dua also tells ELLE, “It’s difficult to think of upsides when there has been so much suffering. But we have to try to stay positive…. I think our world is probably going to change forever. I think we’ll probably tread differently with Mother Nature; we probably won’t be as careless as we have been in the past. I think we’ll be more empathetic. I think we’ll make moments count. We won’t take things for granted. Hopefully we get some good lessons out of it, and out of this time.”

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A few months back, Dua revealed she hopes to work with more female producers in the future, “I just, in all honesty, don’t know very many.  And I really wish I did, because I would really take the time to sit down and hone in a sound with women.”

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