Dua Lipa's Powerful Best New Artist Acceptance Speech Cut Off During Grammys

  • Dua Lipa's Powerful Best New Artist Acceptance Speech Cut Off During Grammys

Dua Lipa's Powerful Best New Artist Acceptance Speech Cut Off During Grammys

During her acceptance speech, the 'Swan Song' singer said "I guess this year we've really stepped up".

Before her acceptance speech was cut off, Best New Artist Grammy victor Dua Lipa shouted out her fellow female nominees this year, commenting that "I guess this year we really stepped up". In the category with Bebe Rexha and Greta Van Fleek, Lipa is amongst seriously talented artists-and she totally deserves to be there.

However, even in her overwhelmed state, she still managed to throw a bit of shade at Grammys boss Neil Portnow, after his comments about female artists, in the wake of last year's male-heavy show.

The unlikely duo brought their star power together to do a mashup of Aretha Franklin's "R-E-S-P-E-C-T", St. Vincent's "Masseduction", and Dua Lipa's "One Kiss".

The comment was seen as a jibe at Neil Portnow, the Grammys president, who drew criticism a year ago when he responded to comments about the lack of female winners by saying that women needed to "step up". She also received a Grammy nomination this year for Best Dance Recording for her single "Electricity" with Silk City.