“New Rules” singer Dua Lipa rolled through the BBC Live Lounge.
With squad of powerful women, she performed “IDGAF.” The collaboration included pop singers Charlie XCX, Finnish singer Alma, MØ, and Zara Larsson who harmonized with Lipa on the chorus.
This is certainly not the first song Lipa uses to send a powerful message to an ex on behalf of her and all women. Lipa’s lyrical content is rather consistent in the way she encourages women to be bold, unapologetic and confident with songs like “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” and “Hotter Than Hell.”
The original music video for “IDGAF” features one Dua Lipa in a red suit and another Dua Lipa in a blue suit with alike counterparts for all the dancers in the video. It is clear that both the red side and the blue side are equally “done.”
The song is speaking to Lipa’s ex, who suggests that she might still care for him, or believes it’s okay to drop back into her life. Lipa makes it clear in this song that he is sadly mistaken, and enlists powerful female allies in her representation of this song to make the message clear.
In the BBC clip, five unique voices sing “you say you’re sorry / but it’s too late now / so save it, get gone, shut up / ’cause if you think I care about you now / well, boy, I don’t give a fuck.”
Something about this powerhouse performance with Lipa’s fellow pop stars really drives the message home. Charlie XCX tweeted about the experience, saying how this female collaboration put her “on some kind of magical power shit. Women together are fucking powerful and wild and beautiful and fun.”
IDGAF is the 5th track on Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album available on all platforms. Watch the BBC live performance of the song here.