Dua Lipa very subtly calls out Grammy President in her acceptance speech

Dua Lipa had a big night at the 2019 Grammy Awards, where she took home two awards, Best Dance Recording and Best New Name.

When she accepted the latter, Dua Lipa used her acceptance speech to call out a remark made in 2018 by Recording Academy president Neil Portnow. 

Portnow said in an interview with Variety in 2018 that female musicians should “step up,” when responding to criticism that only one female solo artist took home a Grammy in 2018.

“I want to begin […] by saying how honoured I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists this year,” Dua Lipa said, adding “I guess this year we really stepped up.”

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Ariana Grande casually lounges at home in the dress she would have worn to the Grammys

Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Billboard 

As you may have heard, Ariana Grande did not attend the 2019 Grammy Awards. 

Grande had a very public row with Grammys producer Ken Erhlich, whom she accused on Twitter of lying about her reasons for not performing at the ceremony. 

According to Variety, Grande was not allowed to play her latest single 7 Ringsunless it was part of a medley, making her pull the entire performance and not attend the ceremony. 

But on the night of the Grammys, Grande decided to don the dress she would have worn on the red carpet, had she attended the show. 

Who says a custom made Zac Posen dress is too fancy for a Sunday night at home?

Look at that dress.

Grande ended up winning a Grammy for her fourth album Sweetener, and tweeted out her thank you when she found out. 

Please perform next year, Ari. 

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