Rising pop princess Dua Lipa was brought to tears this week in Shanghai, China when fans at her concert were removed by police for waving LGBTQ pride flags. Videos taken at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai's Qingpu district show fans being violently dragged out of their seats by police.
The singer became emotional, telling 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. We have only a few more songs. I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?"
Following the concert, the "Electricity" singer shared a message of strength with her fans on social media. "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." She promised to return to Shanghai "when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows."