Dua Lipa Speaks Out After Fans Were Kicked Out Of Her Shanghai Concert

'I always want my music to bring strength, hope, and unity.'
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After many of Dua Lipa's fans were forcibly kicked out of her Shanghai concert by local security—allegedly for waving LGBTQ flags—Dua Lipa spoke out about the incident.

As seen on videos posted to social media, a fan was pulled out of her seat, and another attendee said it was "just for standing up." The same source said the security guards were "heavy-handed" and even put one man into a headlock. While some reports have stated the fans were removed for standing and dancing in their seats, it's not completely clear what prompted the security guards to remove the fans as some have said it is because they were waving flags that showed their support of the LGBTQ community.

During the concert, Dua Lipa noticed the commotion and said, "I want us all to dance, I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time. I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?"

Later, she posted an image of her performing with a caption describing the incident. She wrote: "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."

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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