Colombian star Shakira said she will not be present at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup on Sunday, while selections arrive one after the other in Qatar.
If it is not the artists themselves who decide to boycott the event, their fans play a major role in their decision not to come to Qatar.
Artists whose names are circulating are indeed already criticized before having reacted publicly.
This is also the case of Dua Lipa, who even publicly expressed her disagreement with the Qatari country and its rules on human rights.
It should be noted that the organization of the World Cup already made official the arrival of world famous artists to provide some concerts during the competition.
Robbie Williams, the Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Maroon 5, J Balvin, Post Malone, Major Lazer and Enrique Iglesias in particular will be present in Qatar, but none of them wanted to take the risk to expose themselves for the opening ceremony.
The only ones who have, for the moment, confirmed their presence are the South Korean group BTS and the American rapper Lil Baby.
It remains to be seen if the organizers have planned other surprises that they do not wish to reveal yet.