Try Dua Lipa’s new podcast from iHeartRadio, Dua Lipa: At Your Service, with particular visitor Megan Thee Stallion in assist of their new single “The Sweetest Pie” launched right now.
The duo talk about collaborating for the primary time, in addition to the significance of dismantling the misogyny nonetheless rampant within the music trade by supporting and making house for different girls. Megan additionally speaks about utilizing her platform to advertise the safety of Black girls.
[4:45] Dua and Megan reminisce on how the “The Sweetest Pie” got here to be
“I wrote so many variations of this music. Lastly, once I heard your voice on it I used to be like, ‘No – I have to rewrite all of this. It’s not adequate [for you],” Megan recollects.
[19:00] The duo talk about the challenges girls face within the male-dominated music trade
“When you consider girls doing something basically you suppose ‘catty’… That’s what we’ve been taught for therefore lengthy. Whenever you watch TV, you see a girl in competitors with one other. I believe boys play an enormous a part of that within the trade, too. You’ve got your people who wish to cheer you on however to uplift, you don’t should put down another person.” Megan explains. “I believe there’s house for everybody,” Dua provides.
Talking about live-performances, Megan explains, “It’s a loopy double customary. Typically I simply should take it as, ‘everybody is aware of that we’re superior so that they count on us to reach because the superior beings that we’re.’ We get critiqued so closely as a result of everybody is aware of girls are the st, so everyone seems to be in search of us to be the st on a regular basis.”
When discussing the publics combined opinion of WAP, Megan says, “If males really feel like [sexual] pleasure shouldn’t be all about them, then it’s absurd… Pleasure doesn’t go one-way so when you get offended by a girl speaking about how she likes to be happy, then I believe it’s essential to take a step again and re-evaluate what you’re into.” “They need to take notice and be like ‘Megan’s education us in the meanwhile.’” Dua provides. “I’m instructing you what it’s essential to do!” Megan jokes
[28:50] Megan on her position within the ‘Shield Black Girls’ motion
“Black girls are so underappreciated and so written off as a bunch of ladies who’re tremendous robust. You see us undergo adversity, you see us undergo any trial and tribulation, you see us as individuals who can undergo these issues and we come out shining like we at all times do. Not often do individuals examine on us to deal with us like we’re tender… I noticed that as a result of individuals thought I used to be so robust, they didn’t deal with me like I used to be a fragile being, like they might to different girls…. Being a Black girl is a lot accountability and also you at all times should be poise about it.”