Pop star Rihanna should really consider taking a touring break after this Diamonds tour, because the amount of bad press she’s been receiving from her own disappointed fans after her overseas concerts is just embarrassing.
First her Singapore fans accused her of performing high, drunk and late, then her Australian fans claimed an even worse performance at her Sydney concert, and now despite making groundbreaking history, she’s upset her Africans too.
According to Radar Online
Rihanna made history on Sunday night when she became the youngest performer ever to sell out the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. But South African fans will remember the show for another reason: Concertgoers were in an uproar post-show, complaining that Rihanna’s low energy and alleged lip-synching did not justify her high ticket prices.
“Ri-Ri Rip-Off!” blared the front page of The Star Johannesburg newspaper on Monday morning. Calling her performance “below-par,” the article cited “allegations that Rihanna was miming some of her songs, did not perform a single costume change, had not performed some of her biggest hits and lacked vitality.”
“It was obvious,” staff photographer Sharon Seretlo told the paper of RiRi’s supposed lip-synching. “You know when someone is lip-synching. I was in the Golden Circle [close to the stage]. I could see it.” “I’m a die-hard Rihanna fan, but I was disappointed,” Seretlo continued. “It was like she didn’t give the energy we wanted from her.” Fan Nicole Contini added, “… I don’t feel the ticket prices were fair considering the level of performance.” Prices, though below $100, were considered high for the local market.
Rih Rih just take a break and focus on you for awhile. Your true fans aren’t going anywhere, but stop giving so many people so much sh*t to say.