Katy Perry backs out of concert after Trump’s Victory
Katy Perry has pulled out as the headline star of Alibaba’s kick-off concert to mark Singles Day in China.
The “Firework” singer, who was to perform alongside One Republic and basketball star Kobe Bryant, cited a family emergency as the cause for the cancellation.
Perry, who has a large fanbase in China, apologized to her fans on Chinese social media platform Weibo writing, “Regretfully, I must cancel my appearance … due to a family emergency. I am very sorry to disappoint my fans and look forward to seeing you in China soon.”
Soccer star David Beckham will take her place for the concert.
Starting on Tuesday, Perry has been vocal on Twitter about her disappointment in Donald Trump winning the presidential election.
The pop star, and the most-followed person on Twitter, has blacked out her profile picture and header photo as part of a Twitter protest against the outcome of the Presidential Election.
The #TwitterBlackOut hashtag gained momentum Wednesday morning, trending in some areas as people changed their photos to all black. Though Perry didn’t tweet using the hashtag, she still joined the movement and posted a number of anti-Trump tweets