Dua Lipa Cries At Shanghai Show As Fans Violently Removed For 'Waving Rainbow Flag'
"I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved. "
Dua Lipa broke down during a concert in Shanghai as fans were violently removed while she performed.
In a number of fan videos across Twitter, concertgoers are seen being forcibly pulled from their seats by security for allegedly "standing up and dancing" as well as waving the rainbow Pride flag during her performance.
Performing her hit "One Kiss," the singer became visibly distressed as she watched audience members yanked from their seats for getting into the music.
"I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun. I want us all to dance. I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time," she told the crowd.
"I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?" she added.
Fans across social media were quick to condemn security staff for their over the top violent behaviour, with one Twitter user alleging that Lipa was even made to cover her arm tattoo with a glove for her own show.
Following the event, Dua herself penned a message of support to her Shanghai fans over Twitter, saying she was “horrified” by what occurred.
"Last night, I did it for my fans,” she wrote on Twitter. "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," she said.
“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," she added.
“I love you Shanghai.”