Screenshot of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon featuring Dua Lipa and Fallon dancing.

Promoting her ongoing Future Nostalgia tour, singer Dua Lipa dropped by The Tonight Show to chat about her “lazy” dance that went viral in 2018 for all the wrong reasons. Fortunately, as she told host Jimmy Fallon, the sting of millions of people mocking her moves now feels a little less sharp, and in fact has become a learning experience.

“It was kind of like, ‘Oh, she looks like she’s trying to put her shoe on in a rush or something,'” Lipa said of the widespread reaction to her dance. Performed during her song “One Kiss,” the notorious choreography had Dua Lipa repeatedly twist her hips back and forth while otherwise remaining largely immobile — a move many considered awkward.

“There was a moment where actually it caused me a lot of grief,” said the singer. “Like, I was being bullied online, it wasn’t very nice. But now I’m like, you know, I can look at it from a different perspective. I look back on it with such fondness ’cause it helped me grow into the artist I wanted to become. It made me work harder. I went in, I did more rehearsal, I just wanted to become a real performer, and I think that was kind of the thing that I needed to [do so].”

It’s nice to see she can be a good sport about it, as well as find a silver lining in widespread internet ridicule.

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