Dua Lipa's use of the n-word in a cover of Mila J's "Smoke, Drink, Break-Up" back in 2014 is catching up with her. Now the U.K. pop star is starting off her new year by apologizing for it on Twitter.

In her apology, Lipa says that although she "didn't say the full word" she admits that she "shouldn't have gone there at all." She later added that a "different word could've been recorded altogether." 

'I always stand up for social justice and I am very sorry to anyone that I have offended x,” added the 22-year-old singer in another tweet. Lipa is heard saying the racial slur toward the middle of the track. "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-----," she sings.

Lipa dropped her self-titled album last year and ended up as Spotify's most streamed female artist in the U.K. She later thanks the platform and her fans on Instagram.

"Thank you to my fans for always pulling it through," said the rising pop star in an Instagram post. "We are the best team!"