NEW MUSIC: MEGAN THEE STALLION & DUA LIPA | SWEETEST PIE + VIDEO PREMIERE
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa have released their new single, “Sweetest Pie,” announced last week. The video is directed by Dave Meyers (whose credits include videos for Normani, Drake, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift), and Megan Thee Stallion is credited for coming up with the concept. It takes cues from “Hansel and Gretel,” except one room is made of butts instead of sweets. Megan Thee Stallion’s label says the song is the first teaser from her forthcoming album. Megan is also featured on a new episode of Dua Lipa’s "At Your Service" podcast. The two musicians will talk about the track, activism, dismantling misogyny, and more. Earlier this month, Megan Thee Stallion announced her first-ever VR concert tour entitled "Enter Thee Hottieverse." A total of 10 shows will be performed from June 30 to July 3 in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Washington DC.
As for Dua Lipa is currently touring the United States, with Megan set to open three upcoming dates: Denver, Colorado on March 15, Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 17 and Phoenix, Arizona on March 20. Dua Lipa is also set to star in Matthew Vaughn’s forthcoming film "Argylle" alongside Henry Cavill. The Apple+ movie is expected to premiere next year. It will feature an ensemble cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara and Ariana DeBose, with John Cena and Samuel L. Jackson. In related news, Dua Lipa has been sued twice for copyright infringement regarding her 2020 single, "Levitating." The first complaint was filed last week by the Florida reggae band Artikal Sound System, and it claims Dua Lipa plagiarized their 2017 song "Live Your Life." Songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer filed a second complaint on Friday. They allege "Levitating" copied "Wiggle and Giggle All Night," a disco song from 1979, and the 1980 track Don Diablo — a song for which the pair hold the copyright because it had infringed on "Wiggle Giggle All Night."