Pop star Dua Lipa has denied rumours that she’s performing at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
On 20 November, teams from around the world are set to compete in the highly-anticipated sporting event – which will be held in the Gulf region.
However since the tournament was announced, activists, fans and football professionals have expressed concerns over its location due to the country’s human rights record.
There have also been several recent reports from organisations that have highlighted Qatar’s mistreatment of migrant workers and the LGBTQ+ community.
With the World Cup right around the corner, new information has started to circulate regarding the tournament – including Lipa headling the opening ceremony.
However on 13 November, the Levitating singer shut down the rumours that she would be participating in the controversial sporting event.
“There is currently a lot of speculation that I will be performing at the opening ceremony of the world cup in Qatar. I will not be performing and nor have I ever been involved in any negotiation to perform,” she wrote via her Instagram Story.