Dua Lipa denies she’ll perform at World Cup citing Qatar’s human rights record

As reported by Sky journalist Rob Harris, British singer Dua Lipa has denied reports she is scheduled to perform at the World Cup’s opening ceremony, citing host nation Qatar’s poor human rights record.

Speaking via her story on Instagram, the 27-year-old signer explained: “I will not be performing and nor have I ever been involved in any negotiation to perform [at the World Cup]”. The singer stated that she would instead be “cheering England from afar” and that she looks forward “to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights pledges it made when it won the right to host the World Cup.”

As pictured above, Ms. Lipa did perform before the 2018 Champions League final in Kyiv between Liverpool and Real Madrid as substitute Gareth Bale’s acrobatic bicycle kick helped Madrid to the title.


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