Dua Lipa apologizes for using racial slur in 2014 cover song

Dua Lipa has found herself surrounded by controversy in the beginning of the New Year after a cover song she recorded a few years ago has resurfaced on YouTube, complete with the "New Rules" singer using the n-word. 

Lipa covered the song “Smoke, Drink, Break Up” by fellow singer Mila J back in 2014 and she can be heard muttering the racial slur on the track through distorted audio, singing "So I roll me swisha, pour me some liquor before we start to bicker and calling each other out our names like plenty bitches and n-----."

After the clip resurfaced Lipa took to Twitter Thursday (Jan. 4) night to apologize for the incident telling her 1.33 million followers that she "never meant to offend or upset anyone," admitting she "shouldnt have gone there at all" before stating that a different word should have been chosen to "avoid offence and confusion."

To view Lipa's apology tweets, look below. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Dua Lipa attends the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at The O2 Arena on December 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Dua Lipa performs on stage during day one of Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at London's O2 Arena. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 02: Dua Lipa performs during 99.7 NOW! POPTOPIA at SAP Center on December 2, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Dua Lipa performs during 'The Self-Titled Tour' at Aragon Ballroom on November 26, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Dua Lipa performs onstage at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Dua Lipa attends the Kiss Haunted House Party held at SSE Arena on October 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Dua Lipa performs on stage at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards 2017 at Wembley Arena on October 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 17: Singer Dua Lipa is seen on October 17, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Dua Lipa attending BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards, at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 17: Singer Dua Lipa is seen on October 17, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Dua Lipa attends the ASCAP Awards 2017 at One Marylebone on October 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Dua Lipa visits Music Choice on September 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 16: Dua Lipa performs during Day 1 of Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on September 16, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Dua Lipa attends an event to mark the launch of new mobile VOXI at Brick Lane Yard in London. (Photo by Lauren Hurley/PA Images via Getty Images)
British Singer Dua Lipa performs on the stage during an Pentaport Rock Festival 2017 in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo by Seung-il Ryu/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
BENICASSIM, SPAIN - JULY 16: Dua Lipa performs in concert during day 4 of Festival Internacional de Benicassim on July 16, 2017 in Benicassim, Spain. (Photo by Xavi Torrent/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 14: Dua Lipa performs at Longitude Festival at Marlay Park on July 14, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Kieran Frost/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Dua Lipa arriving at the 'Dunkirk' World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on July 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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