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Dua Lipa recalls that one time when she danced on stage with Katy Perry

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Inez & VinoodhBefore she became a star herself, Dua Lipa danced onstage with Katy Perry. In a new interview with Katy for V Magazine, Dua reveals the details of their first encounter, several years back during Katy’s California Dreams tour.

“I think I was 15 and a friend of mine surprised me [with tickets] for a birthday gift,” Dua tells Katy. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe it, I wanna go to the front!’…There were super-fans in gingerbread costumes with blue wigs and I was so p****ed I didn’t have a wig.”

During the show, Katy performed a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and invited a group of fans on stage to dance with her.

“You were doing your cover and you were like, ‘Who’s gonna come up with me?’” Dua recalls. “And no one even pointed at me, so I was like, ‘F*** this, I’m going up there.’”

She adds, “I was so excited. One of your dancers helped me up. I had to squeeze through a couple girls, climb the barrier, then your dancer pulled me up and I started dancing onstage. You were wearing this glittery blue rhinestone bodysuit and I just wanted to touch the suit.”

Dua ended up doing that, plus, she got to join in on a group hug with everyone.  “You were always meant to be onstage!” says Katy.

And when Katy asks Dua whose career she’d like to emulate, the answer is a no-brainer for the young star.

“Everything you’ve done has been so inspiring to me, since I was really young,” Dua tells Katy. “The most important thing is staying true to who you are musically, but growing in a really healthy way.”

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