'Don't Start Now' singer Dua Lipa has perfect explanation for her once-empty Instagram feed
Dua Lipa took deleted all of her Instagram posts just before the release of her hit single, 'Don't Start Now', because she wanted people to see that they could use their social media however they wanted.
Trust Dua Lipa to come with something new and novel each time. This October, the singer took down all of her pictures before the release of her hit single, 'Don't Start Now', leaving everyone in shock. In a spill-all Australian radio chat show she revealed that she had done it for fun and just to prove a point that social media wasn't real.
"It was more for fun [deleting the posts]. I'm starting like a new album, I wanted to start fresh, those memories are always going to be there. I live through them and I'll never forget them. I think it's to kind of take away that preciousness that I feel people feel so much for social media and that was kind of the reason why I did it," the British singer dished on the show.
The idea was to take the focus away from social media and tell people that they could use their social media however they wanted. Social media validation is quite the proverbial rabbit hole, and it's heartbreaking to see so many go down it. These days, kids, teenagers, and even grown-ups measure success based on the number of likes, comments, and shares. That's toxic!
While on the BBC Breakfast show, she shared her concern over how it has the potential to ruin people's lives at times. "Social media can be such an amazing tool, and it can be so fun to share things but at the same time it’s almost like a breeding ground for hate and anxiety," she had added.
Lipa's move was bold and quite off-beat given the number of followers she has: 36.6 million. The 23-year-old songstress knew deleting photos could mean a drastic drop in the number of followers, but she went for it anyway. Good job, girl!
She is all set to release numbers from her next album 'Future Nostalgia' about which, she elaborated at the MTV EMA red carpet. ''It’s quite nostalgic and disco elements but I wanted it to sound fresh, new and still current but I’m experimenting and having fun. ‘It’s a very fun, nostalgic disco-related album,'' Metro quoted Lipa as saying.