Dua Lipa's concert in Shagnhai on Wednesday night was marred by fans being forced from their seats by security. Audience members at the National Exhibition and Convention Center have reportedly claimed that the people who were ejected had been waving flags in support of gay rights prior to security intervening.
Social media footage shows security staff physically pulling people from their seats and acting aggressively toward other audience members. Dua Lipa, speaking through tears, appeared to address what was happening from the stage. “I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun,” she said in video footage you can see below. “I want us all to dance. I want us all to sing. I want us all to just have a really good time.”
Dua Lipa Cried In Shanghai China Tonight pic.twitter.com/Tz17SRGpiH— Liability (@958353005) September 12, 2018
I just CANT believe it. This is the show of Dua Lipa in Shanghai. All the fans are forbidden to stand out and could only sit on to see the show?!? If you don’t, the guard would use violence to kick u out. It’s unbelievable... #dualipa pic.twitter.com/quITZNLVxU— Ｎｅｏ (@imneo_) September 12, 2018
In a statement published on Instagram on Thursday, the British-Albanian pop singer said she was "horrified" at what happened and plans to "come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows."
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Last night I did it for my fans. A promised show. I stood by them, sang with them and danced with them. 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. I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows. I love you Shanghai xx