Charli XCX warns fans to stop chanting about Taylor Swift

24 June 2024, 11:48 | Updated: 24 June 2024, 15:47

Singer Charli XCX has warned her fans to stop chanting "Taylor is dead" at her gigs.

The British star shared a statement on social media following reports that members of the audience were shouting about Taylor Swift at a gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"Can the people who do this please stop. Online or at my shows," Charli wrote after the chanting was highlighted by one of her fans.

She added: "It is the opposite of what I want and it disturbs me that anyone would think there is room for this in this community.

"I will not tolerate it."

It came after a fan tagged the star in an Instagram message that said: "Your Brazilian fans have been showing toxic behaviour by screaming 'Taylor is dead!' in your concerts and events related to you."

Charli released her sixth album, Brat, earlier in June - but was kept off the top spot in the UK by Swift's The Tortured Poets Department, which has charted at number one for seven non-consecutive weeks since its release in April.

The British singer, who supported Swift on her Reputation tour in 2018, is also engaged to The 1975 drummer George Daniel.

The US star was previously linked to the band's frontman Matt Healy in 2023, before her relationship with current partner Travis Kelce.

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Some of Charli's fans have speculated that one of her new songs, Sympathy Is A Knife - which has lyrics including the lines "This one girl taps my insecurities" and "Don't wanna see her backstage at my boyfriend's show" - is about Swift.

There has also been speculation that Swift references Healy in tracks on The Tortured Poets Department.

On Sunday, Swift performed the latest show of her record-breaking Eras tour at Wembley - which featured a surprise cameo appearance from Kelce.

Sir Paul McCartney was also among those in the crowd.