Il secondo album di Jack Harlow, “Come Home the Kids Miss You”, è uscito e la sua canzone “Dua Lipa” sta suscitando molto scalpore. La decisione di Harlow di usare il nome del cantante di “Sweetest Pie” come titolo della canzone è stata una mossa potenzialmente rischiosa. Se Dua Lipa lo ascoltasse e lo amasse, Harlow si sarebbe vantata, ma se lo odiava, alcuni fan potrebbero pensare alla sua reazione negativa ogni volta che ascoltano la loro canzone, rovinando così la loro esperienza di ascolto.
Dua Lipa's lukewarm response to Jack Harlow's song
Jack Harlow explained why he reached out to Dua Lipa to let her hear the song bearing her name before he dropped it in an interview with "The Breakfast Club." "I didn't want her to be blindsided by that or feel like creeped out or anything," he said. While describing her reaction to it, he recalled, "She was like, 'Oh, I mean it's not my song. I suppose it's okay.' She was just kinda thrown off and she just kinda let it go." He also spoke to "Shade 45" about their convo, saying, "She was so confused ... She was like, 'What the hell?'"
In his song, Harlow says Lipa's name and raps, "I'm tryna do more with her than do a feature." The suggestive innuendo had Rolling Stone describing the song as the "musical equivalent of sliding into someone's DMs." Cringe! However, Harlow told "The Breakfast Club" he believes Lipa will grow to enjoy his ode to her now that the song is out, a sentiment some Lipa fans don't seem to share.
On Twitter, fans accused Harlow of being disrespectful to Lipa, and those following the drama offered their own interpretations of her seemingly tepid response to his tune. "Dua Lipa does not deserve this objectification," wrote one Harlow critic. Another person suggested, "So basically she thought it was bad but didn't want to hurt his feelings."