Dua Lipa has said she feels women in the music industry "have to work a little bit harder to tbe taken seriously" than their male counterparts.

The Don't Start Now hitmaker added that with female artists "everything gets dissected."

"I think if I was a man people would interpret everything differently," she told Swedish chat show Skavlan.

"Being a female artist, every little word you say or every little thing you do gets linked into your personal life.

"Everything gets dissected, whereas if you are a male artist with a guitar or a piano, it's like, 'Yeah, well done. You have written everything'. It is instantly genuine, whereas, as women, we have to work a little bit harder to be taken seriously.

"That is a fact, but I don't think we are afraid of working hard as it is a thing we have had to do our whole lives."

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