Dua Lipa believes that women have been prevented from exploring their sexual and feminine sides.

The 27-year-old singer also told The Sun on Sunday that she wants women to have the confidence to be themselves.

‘As women, we’ve been oppressed about how you’re supposed to look or be. We’ve been pushed down for too long to really feel who we are and explore the sexual and feminine side of ourselves.’

Dua Lipa added on the place of women in the music business, where she stated that perhaps they have been underappreciated.

“We are building our own castles, but not necessarily getting the recognition we deserve,” he said.

The singer was inspired by seeing her 16-year-old brother Gjin and 21-year-old sister Rita act differently.

‘The younger generations have a really interesting outlook on life. His way of thinking is much more evolved. My brother is 16 years old. He is much more interested in how things work in the world. Same with my sister. Maybe it’s the internet or the way we’ve evolved as people, it’s really interesting and refreshing and inspiring too,” said the singer.

Dua Lipa also told The Sun for the first time that she was rejected by a drama school in London, admitting:

‘I enrolled in a singing and drama school in London. ‘They rejected me, I appealed and they rejected me again. I was like, “Oh my gosh, why is this happening to me?” I just wanted to sing. I was like, “I can play the cello, I can do this.” They still didn’t want me. I was like, ‘F***, maybe this isn’t for me,’ the singer came to think.

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