I'm just going to be upfront with this: There is nothing I hate more than flakiness. Which is why I have a seriously foul taste in my mouth right now for Rihanna. The "Umbrella" singer showed up almost three hours late to her concert last night in Boston at the TD Garden, keeping fans waiting.
Not only did she not provide any explanation once she FINALLY made it on stage, but rumor has it that she lip-synced for most of the hour-long performance and as a result -- was booed throughout the gig.
Eeeeesh. The star tweeted later on in the evening that she would "never forget this night" and that she has a "deeper love" for her fans there ... but according to the Twitter backlash, they want nothing to do with her. And heck, I can't blame them.
This is a major slap in the face, Rih.
It seems to me like Rihanna's pulling a Justin Bieber here, and I'm not OK with it. I just can't understand when an artist shows up late for a concert like it's no big deal. Like any job, you're getting paid to provide a service. They owe it to the fans to show up on time, and give it their all, especially when tickets are selling for ridiculous, ridiculous amounts.
Even worse? This is the SECOND time that Rihanna has blown off an appearance for hours. Just a few weeks ago she showed up over FOUR HOURS late for a performance at a Chicago high school. A 16-minute performance. There's NOTHING that would have kept me waiting there for four hours.
Rihanna, get it together. I don't know what is (or isn't) going on with Chris Brown or if you really were "watching a basketball game" as some of the tabloids are saying. Regardless, you're better than this. Be the performer your friends admire, not one they love to hate.
Do you think Rihanna was out of line?
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