Dua Lipa breaks down on stage as police yank fans out of concert for waving pride flags

Dua Lipa tearfully addresses crowd in Shanghai

@958353005 via Twitter

Britpop star Dua Lipa was left in tears as fans were dragged out of the venue for waving pride flags at the show.

“I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun,” said a tearful Lipa near the end of her set. “I want us all to dance. I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time. “

She added, “We have only a few more songs. I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?”

Some fans in attendance claimed to be removed just because they stood up or danced. Footage captured by fans at the performance show fans being forcibly removed by authorities.

The show was at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai on the 12th of September. It was the singer’s first performance in the country.

The day after the show, Lipa took to social media to speak out bout the performance, focusing on the bravery of her fans, and her hopes for the future.

“I will stand by you all for your love and beliefs and I am proud and grateful that you felt safe enough to show your pride at my show. What you did takes a lot of bravery. I always want my music to bring strength, hope and unity. I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved,” read the statement.”

“I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows,” she added.

Lipa, who calls her brand of music “dark pop,” is known for hits such as IDGAF and One Kiss.

This Story Filed Under

Comments