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Dua Lipa’s Being Sued + She Hints At Pop Smoke Collaboration

On of the world’s most popular singer/songwriters, Dua Lipa, continues to make news with a law suit and potential new musical collaboration.

Courtesy of Instagram, the “Levitating” singer hinted about a new musical alliance with late rapper Pop Smoke by sharing a clip of the late Brooklyn Hip Hop musician dancing to her 2018 song ‘One Kiss.’

Captioned “YOU CAN’T SAY POP WITHOUT SMOKE,” the Warner Bros talent added the date “July 16.” as the release date for the late-rapper’s second posthumous album following Smoke’s home invasion February 2020 murder in Los Angeles.

The new 17-track full length is scheduled for release almost a year after Pop’s first posthumously released LP, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. Simply titled Pop Smoke, there’s no official word as to whether Dua is, in fact, featured on the new record.

And in non-music related news, it seems that Dua Lipa is reportedly being sued for putting a paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram.

According to U.S. court documents, the Future Nostalgia songstress shared a snapshot of herself standing in line at an airport in February 2019 “without permission or authorisation”. Representatives for the company claim the Albanian-born artist “knowingly” posted the photo to social media without permission along with the caption: “I’ll be living under big fluffy hats until further notice.”

The owners of Integral Images are seeking $150,000.00 in damages after Lipa uploaded the photo to her Instagram account on 7 February 2019. Attorneys for the company alleged that Dua profited from the photo, as her Instagram account is “monetised in that it contains content designed to accumulate followers who are directed to consume and purchase (her) content.”

Representatives for Dua Lipa have not yet responded to the lawsuit.

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Author: Brad LeBeau

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