Dua Lipa just won best female solo artist at this year’s BRIT Awards, and her acceptance speech was pretty memorable. After a solid performance medley of all her best-ever tracks that was basically a tribute to the tube (with Lipa donning head-to-toe Vivienne Westwood, of course), Lipa took things one step further: calling out Boris Johnson himself to pay NHS workers fairly. We told you it was big.
After winning her award, Lipa said that “last time I was up here, accepting this award in 2018, I said that I wanted to see more women on these stages, and I feel so proud that three years later, we’re seeing that happen, and it really is such an honour to be a part of this wave of women in music”.
She went on to mention the NHS, after dedicating her second award to Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, a British nurse and lecturer, telling viewers that “it’s very good to clap for them, but we need to pay them, and so I think what we should do is we should all give a massive, massive round of applause, and give Boris a message that we all support a fair pay rise for our frontline”.
Watch Dua’s powerful speech below.
– BRIT Awards (@BRITs) May 11, 2021