Popular singer Dua Lipa has opened up about the impact of online trolls on her music career and mental health over the past few years.
In an interview featuring her Attitude magazine December cover, the Future Nostalgia singer relayed how online bullies have influenced her mental health.
“I experienced a ton [of bullying, at the end of my first record, and it was definitely something that gave me anxiety,” she told the outlet. “It made me upset and feel like I wasn’t good enough. Or that I’m not meant to be here or on the stage.”
Dua said the frequent negative commentary shook her confidence and self-esteem, especially as an artiste who rose to mainstream fame rather quickly. “Even after the Grammys, some people were like, ‘she doesn’t deserve it!’”