In a week the scandalous World Cup will open in Qatar. As usual, the opening ceremony begins. Nobody knows exactly what to expect from then on in the coming weeks. One thing is clear though: the speculation that Dua Lipa will sing at the opening ceremony is false. The singer herself confirmed this in her Instagram story.
Dua Lipa has been one of the most successful pop singers ever for several years and has appeared on the world's big stages numerous times. Among other things, the 27-year-old also appeared in the 2018 Champions League final. However, there will be no appearance at the 2022 World Cup, as she made clear in her Instagram story. "There is a lot of speculation at the moment that I will perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar. I will not perform and have never been involved in any negotiations to perform," she said.
Somehow a Dua Lipa performance in Qatar would have been difficult to imagine. However, the English singer will be cheering for the Three Lions from afar and would like to visit Qatar one day when all the human rights promises made by Qatar in the World Cup bid have been fulfilled. However, if Dua Lipa does not turn 200, a World Cup title from Qatar seems almost more likely than Dua Lipas living out the fulfillment of all human rights promises. The awarding of the World Cup to Qatar is also a big topic in the music scene and not every star wants to be bought by the desert state. Rod Stewart, among others, will also not be on stage. The 77-year-old explained he was offered over €100m to sing at the World Cup. However, he declined the offer. BTS Group and Lil Baby, among others, perform on stage.
This article was originally published on 90min.de as After speculation about the World Cup appearance in Qatar: Dua Lipa speaks up.