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Dua Lipa Fires Back At Assumption That She ‘Hates Men’

Dua Lipa gained massive popularity with her 2017 hit, “New Rules,” which she considers a sisterhood anthem. Because many of her songs encourage female empowerment, however, she revealed some people take away the wrong message.

Dua told Teen Vogue:

“A lot of men come up to me and say, ‘You really hate men, don’t you?’” That’s a total misconception. Some of the songs are unfiltered, and I don’t hold back. I think gender norms are definitely a massive rule that should be broken.”

Regarding “New Rules,” the pop singer said that the song was written as a way for girls to support girls:

“I wanted it to be about the rules you would tell your girlfriends. I think sisterhood is really important. It’s really important to take care of the girls around you and keep your friends close.”

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She further said of the track:

It can be [about] someone weighing you down, if the situation is someone who’s really cramping your mood or making you feel bad… It just really depends on if that person is really toxic. One thing you’re really responsible for is the energy you surround yourself with.”

Dua also added in an extra rule that fits right in with the song:

“Quite frankly, block them on social media.”

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