Why Dua Lipa referenced Neil Portnow's 'step up' comment in her Grammys speech

Fresh on the heels of her Grammy win for new artist, British artist Dua Lipa had choice words for Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who suggested last year that female artists need to "step up" in order to deserve nominations.

"Women in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers and want to be part of the industry on an executive level, they need to step up because I think they'd be welcome," he told Variety last January immediately following the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Portnow quickly came under fire for the remarks and expressed his regret days later.

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