Dua Lipa opens up about being "bullied" online

The Levitating artist took to her Instagram to celebrate the anniversary of her first album, the self-titled Dua Lipa – and tell the haters how much they've inspired her in the process. Dua said, "It's been four years since my debut album has been out, and I'm so grateful for all the incredible opportunities, getting bullied online which made me want to get better, so thank you so much." She continued, "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." In 2018, a video of Dua performing her and Calvin Harris' track went viral; with fans pointing out that it featured lackluster choreography. She told Attitude last year of how the online teasing affected her, "There were so many things, especially when you start out, a video of me dancing and they're like, 'She has no stage presence.'" Just one year after the video went viral; she was met with critical acclaim for her killer performance at the 2019 EMAs.