V Magazine is celebrating their new 2018 music issue by featuring two of music's biggest rising stars on its cover: SZA and Dua Lipa. And interviewing each cover star were Jada Smith and Katy Perry, respectively.
In Katy Perry's sit-down with Dua, the budding pop singer/songwriter opened up about many things, including her experiences in the music industry, where she wants her career to go (hint, there is no roof on that house), and a lot more. For example, did you know Dua is extremely superstitious? Also, Katy reveals that she believes Dua, along with Cardi B, were the two most successful rising stars in music over the last year.
Additionally, Dua revealed to Katy that she once pulled her up on stage during Perry's "California Dreams Tour" years ago, and explained exactly how it happened.
Take a look at just a few fun facts we learned during Katy Perry's V Magazine interview with Dua Lipa. below.
1. Katy Perry once pulled Dua on stage during her "California Dreams Tour" and here's how it happened:
"I think I was 15 and a friend of mine surprised me [with tickets] for a birthday gift. I was like, 'Oh my God, I can’t believe it, I wanna go to the front!' We queued for quite a while at the Hammersmith Apollo. There were super-fans in gingerbread costumes with blue wigs and I was so pissed I didn’t have a wig. Anyway, we get into the venue and everything's so magical. You [Katy] were doing your cover and you were like, 'Who’s gonna come up with me?' and no one even pointed at me, so I was like, f*** this, I’m going up there. I was so excited. One of your dancers helped me up. I had to squeeze through a couple girls, climb the barrier, then your dancer pulled me up and I started dancing onstage. You were wearing this glittery blue rhinestone bodysuit and I just wanted to touch the suit."
*Check out the footage from said on-stage dance party:
2. Dua is v. superstitious
"I’m really superstitious. First I’ll warm up, drink lots of tea, hang out with my band. If people in the room have anything in their cups, they aren’t allowed to cheers. Not just before a show, but ever. Before a show in Stockholm, my band thought it’d be funny to cheers with water before our show. I was so mad at them, and we went onstage and literally everything went wrong. Everything. Before my Brit Awards performance, I was so worried that I was gonna jinx my performance by being so nervous—so I wore my knickers inside out, under my outfit."
3. Katy thinks that Dua and Cardi B were the two rising superstars of 2017
"I see you as a real talent. Last year, I think two stars really started to shine bright: you and Cardi B. People are just getting to know and trust you; it’s going to take a little bit more time. I think you’re almost there, where you can start to answer “no” every once in a while."
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