Did Dua Lipa Wear Her Halter Top Upside-Down?
After wearing an all-red fuzzy matching set for a ride on a private jet, Dua Lipa leaned into another bright red outfit for her latest Instagram gallery. And though it was decidedly less glam thanks to the lack of plush captain's chair, the outfit was just as head-scratching, with a tomato soup-hued top that looked like a halter top flipped upside-down. The top featured strings hanging from the bottom and high-cut sides, which showed off huge swathes of her hips courtesy of her ultra low-rise, light wash jeans.
But back to the top, it had an actual halter top, too, which adds to the perplexing cut of the bottom. It's not impossible to imagine Lipa wearing a tie-style halter bodysuit upside-down — this is someone who's embraced sexy Canadian tuxedos and eye-catching cutout shirtdresses, after all. Lipa's multiple angles didn't help explain her top, but she didn't offer any explanations of her headscarf-baseball cap hybrid, either. She added yellow-lens, shield-style shades to her look, along with chunky black Balenciaga sneakers.
Lipa is all smiles in the shots, even though she's embroiled in a lawsuit claiming that her hit song "Levitating" borrowed heavily from Florida reggae band Artikal Sound System's "Live Your Life" as well as "Wiggle and Giggle All Night" and "Don Diablo" from songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer." Variety reports that music copyright cases are notoriously difficult to defend.
"Sounding alike is almost always unimportant," musicologist E. Michael Harrington said, adding that music only has 12 notes to work with and that the jury will have to look deeper at beats, rhythms, and other characteristics of the tunes — and that's only if the case makes it to court. "Sometimes this word leads to this word leads to that word. It's the same with musical notes ... What juries need to understand is that you can independently come up with the same notes without copying."