You don’t need to see Dua Lipa in an ‘80s power suit to know she’s a boss; she’s on heavy radio rotation and her viral girl-power music video for “New Rules” is nearing a billion views. But with her new music for “IDGAF” she serves up not one, but two mean suits — one blue, one red — with her gang of girls in what can only be described as a dance off against herself. In a tweet, Lipa recognized Marion Motin as the choreographer. Motin is probably most recognizable for her work with Christine and the Queens and Stromae.
The video is likely a metaphor about fighting two sides of a person in a bad relationship — the one side that will always come back and then the other that says screw you, or as the song goes, “I don’t give a f***” anymore.
Did you see Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video? Lipa’s “IDGAF” is set in a similar James Turrell-inspired fluorescent light box setting, the only difference is that Drake stood in a square and Lipa is in an oval. It’s a subtle, if not unintentional, reference to her femininity. Circles have long represented the power of the feminine. If 2017 was the year of misbehaving men, 2018 will surely be the year women take back control, Dua Lipa amongst them.