Dua Lipa has issued a public apology after using inappropriate language during a recently resurfaced cover track from 2014.
The “Hotter Than Hell” singer recorded a version of Mila J’s “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” during which she sings “You swear to god you ain’t f**king with a n*gga”.
Although the audio is distorted to disguise the racial slur, fans still noticed it when listening to the song. After some backlash, the 22-year-old artist took to Twitter to apologize to her 1.33 million followers.
“In relation to my 2014 cover I never meant to offend or upset anyone”, Lipa posted on social media.
In response to Lipa’s apology, one Twitter user said: “This means a lot for us, thanks for recognizing what you’ve done and apologizing, that shows to a lot of people that you are a mature and intelligent woman and I’ll always be here loving and supporting you.”