Dua Lipa Slays In Sexy Leopard Bustier As She Sings ‘Don’t Start Now’ On ‘SNL’ — Watch


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After her Mar. 2020 efficiency was cancelled as a result of COVID-19, Dua Lipa lastly returned to the ‘SNL’ stage to shut out the final present of 2020.

Dua Lipa, 25, had the SNL studio viewers on their ft! The U.Ok. native appeared for the second time on the NBC sequence, acting on the Dec. 19 episode hosted by former solid member Kristen Wiig, 47. For her first efficiency, Dua sang her huge hit “Don’t Start Now.” She channeled Kylie Jenner, 23, in a brilliant attractive leopard print bustier (reminiscent of Kylie’s look in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s “WAP” video), as she kept her dark hair in a 1940’s impressed coiffure. Dua and her dancers remodeled the stage right into a ’70s nightclub as she belted out the catchy refrain and bridge.

“If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody,” she croons to a lover on the tune. “Don’t present up, don’t come out
Don’t begin caring about me now/Walk away, you understand how/Don’t begin caring about me now,” she defiantly sings over the disco-inspired tune that had us dancing proper from our front room sofa. The star completed her ensemble with black tights and a chunky gold chain necklace what appeared to function a big middle jewel.

For her subsequent efficiency, Dua appeared angelic with a dramatic ostrich feather headpiece and plunging, sheer white costume. Marilyn Monroe vibes, anybody? The singer belted out the lyrics of her spring hit “Levitating” as her dancers sparkled in black sequin turtlenecks. The stage at studio 8H appeared fully completely different beneath the blue tinged mild, with varied lights arrange behind and on the stage partitions. “Come and dance with me/I’m levitating…baby let me take you on a ride,” she crooned as she danced alongside to the club-ready beat.

Dua Lipa performs ‘Don’t Start Now’ on ‘SNL.’ (NBC)

The “One Kiss” songstress was initially scheduled to look on the March 28 episode which was cancelled as soon as COVID-19 shutdowns began that very same month. Dua has, nevertheless, appeared on the present earlier than, making her debut on a Natalie Portman hosted episode in Feb. 2018. She carried out songs “New Rules” and “Homesick” off her self-titled debut studio album.

At the time, the up-and-coming star additionally sat down for a behind-the-scenes video to reply burning fan questions — together with what it was like strolling into the long-lasting Studio 8H. “Quite nervous. Very excited. I pretty much just ran into the studio, jumped on the stage and brought myself to tears, pretty much,” she confessed. SNL has lengthy been thought of a profession milestone for a lot of artists, in some circumstances — corresponding to Adele — boosting their profiles within the North American market.

Dua, who’s in a relationship with Gigi and Bella Hadid’s youthful brother Anwar, 21, has hit a quantity of profession highs since her final look! On Nov. 24, Dua was emotional and ecstatic after studying she was nominated 6 GRAMMY Awards. “This doesn’t feel real…6 GRAMMY NOMS!!! WHAT IS THIS LIFE!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! 6!!!!!”  MY HEART IS RACING AND IM IN TOTAL SHOCK! IM BEAMING AND FIZZING!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE LOVE AND THE SUPPORT,” she wrote, including a slew of crying emojis after her phrases. “THANK YOU [Recording Academy],” she continued. “I HAVE TO LIE DOWN FOR A SEC 2 TAKE THIS ALL IN!!!! FUTURE NOSTALGIA 4 EVER,” she added.

The 25-year-old additionally just lately collaborated with famous person Miley Cyrus, 27. The girls just lately  recdropped their tremendous attractive video for “Prisoner,” which is a tune from Miley’s Plastic Hearts album. Miley and Dua got sizzling, heavy and bloody for the video, which was impressed by the ’80s glam rock period.

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