REZZ, Alison Wonderland Shut Down Dua Lipa's Claim To First Female Artist At Tomorrowland
A tweet from Dua Lipa yesterday sparked a conversation she probably never expected when she claimed she was the “first ever international female artist” to play Tomorrowland. The statement effectively erased the contributions of previous and current females who have played or are set to play Tomorrowland, including both Rezz and Alison Wonderland, the latter of whom just played on the festival’s main stage.
In all likelihood, this was a mistake from her social media manager; but at the end of the day, her Twitter represents herself, and it was a huge faux pas. The tweet has since been deleted, but not before plenty of people got their eyes on it.
In the interest of transparency, her Instagram post for Tomorrowland has a different caption, saying “singer” rather than “artist,” which is actually true. It’s entirely possible that her Instagram post originally had the same caption, but Instagram doesn’t let you view edit history, or even tell if an edit was made. Twitter does not let you edit posts, which is likely why the tweet was eventually deleted.
Dua Lipa has still not made any statement or comment on the matter.
Dua Lipa Claims She's The First Female Artist To Play Tomorrowland & That's Just Not F*cking True
Festivals all over the world have been making a concerted effort to bring more female talent to their lineups in the past couple of years, resulting in the rise of some seriously powerful new artists. Even in a scene like electronic dance music, where women are categorically underrepresented, festivals like EDC, Tomorrowland, Ultra, and more have been booking more talented women.
However, it’s also the responsibility of women to hold other women accountable, and that’s just what’s happening now as Dua Lipa has made the verifiably false claim that she was the “first ever international female artist” to play Tomorrowland this past weekend.
According to someone on Twitter who was allegedly at the festival, she first said on stage she was the first “pop star” to play, which may or may not be true depending on how you classify The Chainsmokers or David Guetta. But to go from “first pop star” to “first ever international female artist” is quite the leap.
Plenty of people on Twitter responded, calling her out for her easily disprovable claim. The tweet has since been deleted, but Dua Lipa has still not commented on the matter (which was likely the fault of her social media manager, in any case).
In Dua Lipa’s defense, her Instagram post for Tomorrowland has a different caption, saying “singer” rather than “artist,” which is actually true. While other vocalists like VASSY, Emma Hewitt, Nadia Ali, or Alana Watson have performed at Tomorrowland, they were not billed artists.
Trippie Redd Lashes Out At Bow Wow: "You're Not From Ohio"
Ohio is certainly not the most glamorous state to come out in terms rap. Although Kid Cudi, Machine Gun Kelly, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bow Wow and Trippie Redd have all made it out the state, it is not necessarily a musical hub like New York or Los Angeles. Quickly becoming one the biggest names to come out Ohio, Trippie Redd had some selective words for Bow Wow after comments were made about him owning the city. Shad Moss made it big out Columbus and, while he originally claimed Ohio, he has recently been claiming Atlanta. Trippie appears to have taken issue with the comments and has lashed out on social media.
"You don't run this motherf---er over here. You're not from Ohio," said Trippie in an Instagram post. The "Love Scars" artist tagged Shad directly in the clip, making sure he caught wind the comments. Bow Wow indeed saw the post and chimed in, saying he's not about to entertain a beef with Trippie. "What i look like going to war with a kid," wrote Moss before claiming he will let it slide. Trippie's response was a vicious tirade against Bow Wow, calling him every name in the book from a "bitch ass n---a" to a "sissy ass n---a."
Check out the video below, as well as Bow Wow's response. Who do you think runs Ohio at this point? Is it any the two?
DVSN Talks Roy Woods, Drake's Influence & Making "Bedroom Music"
The duo that is Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85, known as dvsn, are very good at letting their music speak for itself and not providing too much explanation on their artistic endeavors. Together they have released two full-length projects, Sept. 5th and more recently Morning After.
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In a recent chat with Paper Magazine, the two musicians explain how they first linked up (not even two years ago) in Toronto simply because the city is "pretty close-knit" and you always "know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a producer" - in this case, Daniel knew a crew who knew Nineteen85 and they hit it f right away.
They credit Soundcloud for their success since they released "With Me" and "The Line" on the platform and someone "spotted it." Of course, Nineteen85 playing the songs during his spot on OVO Sound Radio helped too.
When speaking Toronto's musical success inside and outside the OVO roster, they can't help but credit Drake for really putting the city on the map. "I think Drake happened and made us all think it could happen," Daniel said. "He shone a light on The Weeknd and then PartyNextDoor came. All these other people were like, yo we could do this. The attitude changed from, "You're my competition," to "Yo, what's up?""
85 explains how he's "impressed" with young OVO member Roy Woods. "I feel like there's so much to him that people haven't seen. Obviously from hanging out with him and being in the studio with him," he says. "I know more than the average person, but I feel like when he gets the chance to actually show what he's got he's going to turn a lot heads."
As for being known for making sex music, 85 assures the publication that it's "not weird."
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"We just didn't think it would define us as much as it has," he says. "Now people are almost surprised when we show other sides what we can do. It's like, Whoa we thought you guys only made bedroom music. Even some the songs on the first project we didn't realize would be taken as sexy."
Watch their smooth rendition their track "Claim" below.