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Dua Lipa cried on stage in Shanghai after young fans waving rainbow flags were dragged from the venue by security

The 23-year-old singer told her fans that she’s ‘proud’ of them after the incident.

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SINGER DUA LIPA has released a statement on Twitter following last night’s events in Shanghai. 

When the singer was playing her second of two Chinese gigs, she noticed a number of fans in the audience being forcefully removed from the venue for standing up and waving rainbow flags at the event. 

Footage of the incident has been doing the rounds on Twitter since last night. Fans can be heard screaming as a young girl is forcefully dragged from her seat by security guards.

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Visibly upset, Dua Lipa addressed the audience and informed them that she would go on with the show for the rest of her fans, so as not to spoil the evening. 

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. We’re not here for much longer, I only have a few more songs and I would love for these last few songs for us to really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that? 

On her personal Twitter, Dua released a statement telling fans that next time she visits Shanghai, she wants to “see a room full of rainbows”. 

She wrote:

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

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