Media Stop Dua Lipa Covers Rolling Stone - February 2024 - Photographed By: Michael Bailey-Gates

Published on January 16th, 2024 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Rolling Stone Unveils Dua Lipa: A Candid Glimpse into Her Third Album, Breakup, and Political Views

Today, Rolling Stone shared with us its groundbreaking February global cover star, and it’s none other than the sensational Dua Lipa. The revealing interview, brilliantly delivered by writer Brittany Spanos, Dua Lipa Is Done Being a Mystery, delves into the multifaceted world of the pop icon. Lipa opens up about her highly anticipated third album, her newfound single life post-breakup, and her bold stance on political matters, notably the Israel-Palestine conflict. This is one of those pieces that highlights how an interview becomes a conversation and you can read my take on it below!

Dua Lipa Covers Rolling Stone - February 2024 - Photographed By: Michael Bailey-Gates

Story Highlights

A Raw Musical Journey

Lipa shares insights into the sound of her upcoming album, promising a more raw experience. She expresses a desire to capture the essence of youth, freedom, and the unpredictability of life. “This record feels a bit more raw. I want to capture the essence of youth and freedom having fun and just letting things happen, whether it’s good or bad. You can’t change it. You just have to roll with the punches of whatever’s happening in your life.”

Balancing Act: Work and Life

The interview explores Lipa’s approach to separating her work and personal life. She emphasizes a desire to live authentically and avoid contrived controversies for the sake of attention. “I like to just live my life, do my photo dump, write my songs, and dip…I’m not interested in trying to be controversial or do something for a reaction.”

Debunking the Mystery

Addressing the perception of her being a mysterious figure, Lipa asserts her British identity and challenges the idea of celebrities laying bare their personal lives for public consumption. “I think I’m British…I don’t think I’m here to spill my guts on a talk show because it’s going to be good for a news cycle or getting attention…As much as people think they know the people they support, I actually don’t think they know anything about them anyway.”

The “Vacanza Queen”

Lipa candidly responds to the “vacanza queen” nickname bestowed upon her by fans, defending her right to take a break after a hectic tour schedule. “Of course, I was going to f****** holiday and chill [during] the year that I was just going in the studio and had some time off. As long as I’m doing my job, hitting my deadlines, and getting my shit done, then I will find a way to relax, too. It’s really work hard and play hard. Why not?”

Navigating Breakups with Grace

Reflecting on a breakup, Lipa shares her evolved perspective on parting ways without animosity. “When you have a feeling like that one, you feel really grown because you’re like, ‘Oh, whoa, I’m such an evolved human being that I can see my ex move on and feel good about it.’ I think I’ve had breakups in my life where I felt like the only kind of breakup you could have was when things just ended really badly. Things ending in a nice way was such a new thing…It taught me a lot.”

Wisdom for Young Artists

Offering advice to emerging artists, Lipa emphasizes the importance of early attention to the business side of the industry. “Pay attention early on, especially in the business side of things…I don’t think enough people tell young artists that. Everything feels so exciting in the beginning, and of course it is, but it’s good to have the knowledge, and good to take care of yourself.”

Dua Lipa’s Stand on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

In a notable segment, Lipa addresses her views on the Israel-Palestine conflict, navigating the complexities with sincerity. “My feelings on displaced people [are] very real and raw, and it is a difficult subject to speak about because it’s so divisive…But there is a world where you can feel for all lives that are being lost. And I have to say this: I don’t condone what Hamas is doing, regardless of what [that advertisement in] The New York Times said [in 2021]. Every life is precious.”

Lipa expresses empathy for Israeli lives lost but underscores the urgency of addressing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. “I feel so bad for every Israeli life lost and what happened on Oct. 7…At the moment, what we have to look at is how many lives have been lost in Gaza, and the innocent civilians, and the lives that are just being lost. There are just not enough world leaders that are taking a stand and speaking up about the humanitarian crisis that’s happening, the humanitarian cease-fire that has to happen.”

In this fascinating interview with Rolling Stone, Dua Lipa emerges not only as a musical force but as a thoughtful and engaged artist navigating the complexities of fame, relationships, and global issues with grace and authenticity.


Check out the BTS video Rolling Stone provided us of the cover shoot!!!


Story Written By: Brittany Spanos

Photographed By: Michael Bailey-Gates

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