these are the artists who did not want to sing

Will there be any stars in Doha? Two days after the launch of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which will take place until December 18, this question remains in the air after the refusal of various music personalities to participate in the opening ceremony due to lack of respect for the human rights of the emirate.

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This is a count of the international stars who have said no to the World Cup.

Rod Stewart turned down a million dollars

It’s a definite no. In a column in The Times newspaper, rock legend Rod Stewart said on Tuesday that the small but very wealthy Gulf emirate had asked him to perform at the opening ceremony.

“They offered me a lot of money, more than a million dollars to play there 15 months ago. I refused. It’s not right to go,” said the 77-year-old British singer. The reason? “Respect for human rights in general”, including that of the LGBTQ community.

Like the song “The Killing of Georgie,” written in 1976 about the murder of a gay boy. “It’s important because it means money can be turned down. This means you can’t buy everything.” he went on.

Along the same lines, the group The Cure He also informed that he will not perform in Qatar.

Dua Lipa negative

His name was also mentioned to sing at the opening ceremony, but the 27-year-old British pop star put the rumors to rest on his Instagram account, where he has more than 87 million followers.

“I will not be performing and have not been involved in any negotiations to go and perform in Qatar,” the “Levitating” singer wrote, without specifying that she will be supporting the England team.

“I am looking forward to visiting Qatar once this country respects all human rights commitments,” he added.

Shakira resigns

The Colombian singer has not confirmed her presence either, but rumors abound. She points out that Shakira, recently separated from soccer player Gérard Piqué, She is a regular at World Cup events.

Shakira, who provided the official music for the South African edition in 2010 with “Waka Waka”(This Time for Africa) together with the South African group Freshlyground and, four years later, he performed in Brazil with the hit “La La La”, he will not go to Qatar.

This was announced by sources close to him to the Spanish network Telecinco, without offering further details.

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Lil Baby and others?

American rapper with more than 32 million monthly listeners on Spotify and who collaborated with members of the British group Tears for Fears on one of the world’s biggest soundtracks, “The World is yours to take”, is silent about his presence in Doha.

The 27-year-old Atlanta native had indicated in late September on his social media that he intended to go to Doha to attend the opening ceremony. Will he resign?, the question is in the air.

Among those who have not denied or canceled their presence, is the Canadian actress and dancer Nora Fatehi. Also circulating is the name of Robbie Williams, who participated in the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Moscow in 2018. Just like Jungkook from the K-pop group BTS



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