Dua Lipa responds to ‘unauthorized fireworks’ set off during show, apologizes to fans who ‘felt unsafe’

Dua Lipa is speaking out after someone allegedly set off “unauthorized fireworks” during her show in Toronto.

An individual reportedly threw fireworks toward the end of the pop star’s performance at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night, Toronto Police Service said in a statement. No damage was caused to the venue.

Three people sustained minor injuries and were evaluated by EMS medics working at the concert, Toronto police said. 

Lipa addressed the disturbance on her Instagram story Thursday.

“Creating a safe and inclusive space at my shows is always my first priority, and my team and I are just as shocked and confused by the events as you all are,” Lipa wrote. “Bringing this show to life for my fans has been such an amazing experience, and I’m so deeply sorry for anyone who was scared, felt unsafe or whose enjoyment of the show was affected in any way.”

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A suspect has not been identified, according to Toronto Police Service, and investigators are working with security at the arena to review video surveillance footage.

The concert was part of Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia Tour,” which the Grammy-winning singer embarked on in February.

Lipa released her sophomore album “Future Nostalgia” to critical acclaim and commercial success in 2020 by capturing throwback pop sensibilities with a timeless groove. The singer-songwriter delayed the accompanying tour due to COVID-19 precautions.

The platinum LP has also brought Lipa her share of legal woes. The album’s fifth single “Levitating,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, became the subject of two copyright infringement lawsuits earlier this year.

Songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer claimed Lipa copied their 1979 song “Wiggle and Giggle All Night,” as well as the 1980 song “Don Diablo,” the latter of which they acquired the copyright for.

Reggae band Artikal Sound System also alleged copyright infringement against Lipa and her collaborators for their 2017 song “Live Your Life.”

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Contributing: Rasha Ali, Matthew Leimkuehler and Jennifer McClellan, USA TODAY Network