Dua Lipa has opened up to fans on Instagram about being bullied online for her early performances saying it "made me want to dance my a**e off, and just really get better, so thank you so much."
Taking to her Instagram Stories earlier this week the Grammy award-winner celebrated the fourth anniversary of her debut album Dua Lipa, and thanked fans and critics alike for helping her get to where she is today.
"Just wanted to say a massive, massive, massive thank you to everyone who has been listening to music from the very beginning," she told fans on her Instagram Story on Wednesday.
"It's been four years since my debut album has been out and I'm so grateful for all the incredible opportunities, the amazing people I met, all the incredible lessons that I learnt, touring for like three years, getting bullied online which made me want to dance my a**e off, and just really get better, so thank you so much," she laughed. "For all things good and bad, for helping me grow. I'm forever grateful and I'm excited for you guys to see what we've got coming up next."
When Dua first rose to fame back in 2017 clips of her live shows began doing the rounds on social media after people started criticising her dancing and performances. Speaking to Attitude in November last year the singer opened up about the impact the trolling had on her mental health.
"I experienced a s*** tonne at the end of my first record, and it was definitely something that gave me anxiety and made me upset and made me feel like I wasn’t good enough and made me feel like, maybe I’m not meant to be here and on the stage.
"There were so many things, especially when you start out, like a video of me dancing and they’re like, 'Ah well, she has no stage presence' - but they’d never been to one of my shows, they’d never seen me perform."
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