Dua Lipa issues statement after fans were forcibly removed from her Shanghai concert: "I was horrified"

Fans were reportedly ejected from the venue after waving pro-gay rights flags.

Dua Lipa has issued a statement after fans were seen to be forcibly removed from her concert in Shanghai last night (Sept 12). 

Clips from the gig posted on social media shows fans being dragged from their seats by security staff. According to those at the scene, they were removed from the venue for standing up and waving pro-gay rights flags. Fans are also seen protesting at the actions. 

Posting on Twitter, Dua siad: "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."

Dua also addressed the incident during the show and appeared visibly upset as she told the crowd: "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. 

"I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?"