Dua Lipa fans have unearthed a video of Dua Lipa covering the song 'Smoke, Drink, Break Up' by Mila J.
The 'New Rules' singer took to Twitter to apologise for not censoring the N-word that features in the song originally.
In relation to my 2014 cover I never meant to offend or upset anyone. I didnt say the full word but I can admit I shouldnt 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.— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) January 5, 2018
I always stand up for social justice and I am very sorry to anyone that I have offended x— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) January 5, 2018
Fans had mixed reactions to her apology;
nothing but respect for MY intellectual singer who understands when she has done something that was offensive, but as since grown as a person and is now an advocate and supporter for such topics. thank you for apologising. https://t.co/eo2QAZVsIh— danna (@bIowhesmind) January 5, 2018
Dua Lipa said the n-word? New rules is cancelled— ariel (@bossdebut) January 4, 2018
only just my opinion but I would rather someone own their mistake, learn and apologise like Dua Lipa did than to remain ignorant and defend what they did wrong https://t.co/2m1ysSUKUw— yasmin (@zarasglory) January 5, 2018
"I wasn't thinking" is going to be the white apology phrase of 2018 I guess https://t.co/q6CSRuzqd6— Jason (@beysbabyboy) January 5, 2018