As we reported some days ago, super star singer Rihanna performed in a sold out stadium in front of 67 thousand die-hard fans in Johannesburg, South Africa. But what we didn’t now, and what fans didn’t count on was a sub-par performance delivered by the sensational singer. Rihanna reportedly made history as the youngest performer to have sold-out at that stadium, however, her performance itself has left fans and media feeling ripped off by the singer.
I guess many of these western performers think that they can go to Africa, take our money and perform B.S hoping that we won’t know the difference. I guess this goes to the point out the fact that some of them still think that we are naive. Well, now they’re getting it. We are not as naive as they’d been made to believe.
Anyways, according to The Star SA
Sunday night’s Rihanna concert has left some fans complaining of lip-synching and a below-par performance. She was trending on Twitter yesterday morning after her performance at the FNB Stadium on Sunday night, with a mix of adoring messages and not-so-glowing reviews.
The letter included allegations that Rihanna was miming some of her songs, did not do a single costume change, had not performed some of her biggest hits and lacked vitality. “It’s obvious, you know when someone is lip-synching – I was in the Golden Circle, I could see it,” said Sharon Seretlo, a photographer at The Star.
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“I’m a diehard Rihanna fan but I was disappointed,” she said. “It was like she didn’t give the energy we wanted from her.”
Another fan said: “I think she was actually lip-synching because, at some points, the words of the song were happening but she wasn’t singing along. I don’t know if she was doing it for the whole show.”
Another fan, Nicole Contini, said there were other problems. “She had the song choruses playing in the background and sung over them – you knew she was singing because she wasn’t always on key,” she said. “I wasn’t too surprised as I know she’s a recording artist and her performances aren’t very strong.
“Having said that, I don’t feel the ticket prices were fair considering the level of performance,” Contini said.