Dua Lipa’s first concert may surprise you.
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, the 24-year-old singer talked about her time living in Kosovo from the age of 11 to 15, where hip hop was popular.
“My first-ever show I went to was Methodman and Redman,” she said. “I was 13. Well, we were…basically, in Kosovo, people only really listen to hip hop. Going to the Method Man-Redman show was kind of my first introduction to Wu-Tang [Clan]. And then when I went to my second show, which was 50 Cent, then I read the book, watched the movie, learned all the words. I went fully prepared. Massive 50 Cent fan.”
Despite her love of hip hop, the “New Rules” singer says she missed out on seeing some of her other favourite artists.
“For me, it was like – I wish, when I was living in Kosovo that I had the opportunity to see some of my favourite artists like Pink and Nelly Furtado…No one really came to Kosovo.”
That’s why she began her own music festival in Kosovo called the Sunny Hill Festival, which has included big names like Miley Cyrus.
“We had Miley Cyrus, who was the first international female artist to come and perform in Kosovo and for me, it was like, the biggest dream come true,” Dua explained. “And I think, I was so close to crying. I was so happy and so proud. It was such an amazing moment.”
Fallon also brought up the nickname Dua acquired after a 2018 appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show”, when Williams accidentally called her “Dula Peep”.
“It’s kind of cute,” she responded. “It’s a full thing.”
Watch the entire interview up top.