By: Taren Vaughan
Rihanna shows up late to concert again? Rihanna’s career continues to be a very successful one, but the singer’s failure to arrive on time for her events and concerts is starting to really rub her fans the wrong way. And this time, it’s her fans in Antwerp, Belgium who are angry with the singer over her tardiness as it is being reported that Rihanna showed up nearly two hours late for not one, but two scheduled performances. And they were both said to be terrible as members of the audience accused Ri Ri of being “drunk,” “stoned,” and lip-syncing during her performances. The concert goers weren’t the only ones who had something to say about the show that Rihanna put on as music critic Sasha Van Der Speeten of the Standaard newspaper had a few words for Rihanna’s performance, Radar Online reports:
Music critic Sasha Van Der Speetenof the Standaard newspaper titled her review, “Rihanna in a Bad Place.”
“There was a wall of reinforced concrete between Rihanna and the public at Sportpaleis,” she wrote. “The pop icon played almost two hours on autopilot. … It had the effect of a Valium overdose.”
Accusing the singer of lip-synching, she wrote that she only occasionally sang over a backing track. “Just some words. Shameless, careless,” she claimed. “How f*****g lazy and complacent can you get, girl?”
What’s more, Van der Speeten says the lip-synching wasn’t the necessary result of frenzied dancing. “Besides the bored swaying back and forth like a drugged rich baby during We Found Love, she didn’t dance,” Van der Spteeten writes.
In addition to Sasha Van Der Speeten ripping Rihanna to shreds over being late and putting on bad shows, her fans took to their Twitter accounts and let the singer have it too (Read from top to bottom):
#Rihanna are You always Late or what ?! #ToMuchDiva ?
— Stephanie Fran (@StephanieFran_) June 5, 2013
Is Rihanna really playbacking without shame?
— Francis Saman (@FrancisSaman) June 5, 2013
That does it Rihanna. We are out of here. I can’t watch this any longer. You know no shame.
— Francis Saman (@FrancisSaman) June 5, 2013
#Rihanna @ Sportpaleis: drunk or stoned? #Disappointing #Weird
— Lisse van den Broek (@Lisse_Bvdb) June 5, 2013
Concert #rihanna#antwerp : to late, no effort, not good – it’s a shame to waste that talent
— Kenneth De Decker (@KennethDeDecker) June 6, 2013
Rihanna’s Thursday night performance got a similar reaction from fans (Read from bottom to top):
Dear @rihanna, please do not return to Belgium until you have a decent album out and are willing to perform decently & on time!
— Kenneth Strybosch (@RudeBoyBe) June 7, 2013
Rihanna’s concert in 3 words:What The F**k You were late and drunk.
— Gladys (@Glad_elicious) June 7, 2013
LOL! Hey, don’t complain about Rih being drunk on stage when you’re big upping her for being drunk and high on IG! What do you really expect?
Right. You can’t send mixed messages. They stay on Instagram talking about how real and ratchet she is and they love it but when she sh-ts on them and performs drunk they get mad.
I don’t know why people waste their money on this chick…
Lol. Commenters love this
Sorry, I don’t feel bad for the people complaining. I thought people loved the fact Rih doesn’t give any cares about anything. She’s just playing the part they love so much.
LMAO! Chick got through her whole career by having the least amount of talent and half singing. Now they demand she actually performs sober on stage? Are they crazy?
Rihanna could walk out on stage, fart loudly and turn around and end the show right after. Her fans would still love her. They don’t require much. I’m not even mad at this girl for seeing that and taking advantage. Go head Rihanna. Be terrible and make that money girl.
She’s still trying to get over her break up with Chris!!!!
Don’t be naive.
Please don’t bring Chris into this. Chris is hurting too but he still gets on that stage SOBER and dances his butt off. Don’t make excuses for stupid behavior. Rihanna has the whole world in her hands and she still acts like an ingrate.
I thought they loved the fact that she is a bad girl? Well bad girls perform drunk on stage.
Too much partying. Either she’s still hurting over Chris or just arrogant enough to think she can’t fall off. Hell, it’s probably both.
Immaturity at its finest.
She wasn’t drunk, she’s just that terrible.
This girl needs to slow down. She’s another one that has to many yes people around her.
The late thing is what gets me the most. People pay good money to see Rihanna and she can never start the show on time. That’s just rude to her own fans. But they keep supporting her, so why not be drunk on stage?
Wow. She just doesn’t care anymore.
I’m not surprised.
F-ck it! People weren’t checking for Rih until she stopped giving a f-ck. She was a good girl and couldn’t get out of Beyonce’s shadow. I say get drunk and give them what they want. It sells!
Bless her heart.