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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Johannesburg press dub Rihanna's show a rip-off

I'm sure most of you are more interested in the 'Abused, killed, dumped; do you know this boy?' story but we are talking about Rihanna here...:-) So she made history at her concert in Johannesburg South Africa last Sunday October 13th by becoming the youngest person ever to sell out the 67 thousand seat FNB Stadium, but the local news dubbed her show a rip off...

From 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 latter 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.
Some of these artists like to come to Africa and do anything they like...continue...



“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.

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow... how come.. always known her to be a gud performer, maybe they did'nt pay her much

Anonymous said...

Dey'd alwys talk
~D great anonymous!

lauren thomas said...

U want Rihanna abi? Una Don get am, no dey complain, nobody forced u! D annoying part is dat Kim K myt come to Naija again oh

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

LOL...at the lip-synching accusation, Riri is talent and the world knows it but artistes improvise sometimes, especially if they are under pressure or exhausted.

eye jay said...

Awww, poor riri.. Hope this won't take u down.. Still a fan tho

diamond said...

Some days r like dat.

Arukusi Becky said...

hihihihi, me tooooo, I can bcom a musician na. Linda, what do u think.

Anonymous said...

Dat was unfair.,was she heartbroken?

diamond said...

Some dayz r like dat.

diamond said...

Some days r like dat.

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Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm! Rihanna

Mich said...

If this story is anything to go by then its highly unprofessional of Rihanna to lip-synch on a sold out show.
She should leave the lip-synching to the lot of Nigerian celebrities except or a few who can actually perform to live instrumentation.

Anonymous said...

Let Africans stop paying for sh**^^T - when you stop spending, they'll stop coming.

Anonymous said...

Watever..1st to comment...anty linda post my comment abeg.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce lipsynced and pretended to sing the national anthem. Rihanna hate is real. Love you riri

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Rihanna, nah Chris brown dey do u lyk dis... Itz okay come to nija nd make u come date orezi. Nd u nor need to sing for here, dere re so many wayz to make it here nd life nor expensiv for nija...loll. Plz cheer up, ur fanz still luv u xpecially me.

Anonymous said...

Watever abeg...1st to comment...anty lin post my comment abeg.

Anonymous said...

Foriegn artists tend 2 b lyk ds wn dey cme 2 perform in Africa....they always hav ds nonchalant n lazy attitude,lyk they r 2 big n we 2 small 4 a good performance

Nnenna said...

The Star though? LOL! The twitter I was on told a different story! The crowd was madly in love and showed nothing but love! Artists always sing over a backing track so if they have to move with their hands, the song is still on! SMH! We love Rihanna and y'all will deal!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure she ws lyk.....'Ugh,my presence ther alone is enuf 4 dm'

Nnenna said...

The Star though? LOL! The twitter I was on told a different story! The crowd was madly in love and showed nothing but love! Those that missed it due to traffic are in mourning! Artists always sing over a backing track so if they have to move with their hands, the song is still on! SMH! We love Rihanna and y'all will deal!

amy baby said...

She don make her money finish,una just dey blab.mtchew jobless pple,abi una want make riri refund half of d money?goat.NEXT!!

judith hanrankis said...

Awwww,my riri,buh why

Anonymous said...

she doesnt have time to be pleasing dem now..since its africa, she decided to be non-chalant and cudnt care less! so much for ur rihanna! rubbish!

Anonymous said...

Linda I don't like u,I prefer stella's blog,cz she posts erry1's comments but you are selective with yours..and am sure u post dis but I don't care as long as u get 2 read it....

Anonymous said...

Nah ur bizness!

Anonymous said...

Shut up der! And so? What if she comes again? Mtcheww!

jaybeyblu said...

Not right @ all! Hate it when artistes do that. I mean if u r gonna lip sync u might as well not show up! Anyone can do that. Fans pay to watch and listen to the artiste SING!

Anonymous said...

How about you guys try and sing a 3 hour show with no back up... If that's what you want and think is so easy to obtain go ahead and do it--- Its not lipsyncing, its called a back up track its usually used in choruses especially to prepare artist for the versus that may have over lapped the chorus or to entertain the crowd with some dancing or fan screaming gestures... I've heard her sing once live before and it was amazing--- I've been a die hard no.1 rihanns fan for 7 years now... I'll see her Cape Town concert tomorrow and proove your accusations wrong

Anonymous said...

Aha.....maybe her mouth is still paining her from d punches she received 4rm Chris brown.....

hilary obiorah said...

The west will continue to exploit us Africans, they still see us as monkeys living in trees! That's why they charge obscene amounts of money for not up to par performances, the Kardashian debacle readily comes to mind. At least in S.A they noticed she was lip_syncing in Nigeria, everybody will swallow it hook line and sinker. Why? Because we are a people so used to having crap shoved down our throat, we don't care anymore. In fact now we even beg for more crap!!!

Dika Michaels said...

Lol.... Rihanna can never get it right on stage.

Anonymous said...

make she refund thier money bak nau

Anonymous said...

make she refund thier money bak nau

loudmouth said...

This is a cool story nw

Anonymous said...

Rihanna does not have any atom of talent in her, people that appreciate good music knows this......she's just a recording artist who lip syncs nd walks around a stage touching her vagina

Anonymous said...

Rihanna, now you are done with your show, can you please move back to the states? That naija ass hole you are hooking up with is desperate to get you infected. A word is enough for the wise!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rihanna, go home with the money you made and leave people's husbands alone. That's the reason Chris left you.

Anonymous said...

SA people. Make una manage am Like that. At least she stay pass 30 mins on stage. She I we pay helele for Kim k. Wet in she talk? If to say she sing "twinkle twinkle little star sEF it would have been manageable. Una do sha

ST. KIZITO BOUTIQUEZ said...

Nah! She's still recuperating from her tatoo

sihle magubane said...

Linda it's a 90 000 arena

sihle magubane said...

Linda it's a 90 000 arena

sihle magubane said...

It's is a 90 000 capacity arena

Anonymous said...

These complaints trail her worldwide. She gets them everywhere. Homegirl's a studio artist.

Anonymous said...

I personally enjoyed the show, though it was also a bit concerned she didn't change, she only switched from heels to sneakers but it was fun for me, I mean seeing her perform and all...

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm,does d traditional tattoo pain still hurts u bad maybe dat y u couldn't concerntrate or give a good performance,anyway I still lav you!

Anonymous said...

whatever RiRi made history though!

Anonymous said...

Who are u to Kim k that she gave u this gist ?

Anonymous said...

Linda if u never notice make I gist you I guess she is missing her BFF (Melisa Forde) whom they are not in good terms at the moment but tryna hide it from everyone. Melisa is not on tour with her to Africa and has unfollowed riri on instagram. Help us find Wetin cos deir fight o

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10.34. U are kidding me right! That Rihanna has no talent! Can u make paper kite? U dumb head!

ONYX GODWIN said...

Rihana lives performances compared 2 d likes of beyonce,christina auguliera is not dat fascinatin,she can't sing live 4 over 2hrs wit dance steps!she'd jst die of dehydration!she's got a great voix,buh she's mor interested in drinks,party n sex n nt workin on her talent...wen BEYONCE sang NIGERIA'S NATIONAL ANTHEM!wasn't dat d best feelin ever???imagin rihana singin our anthem? Loveeeee queen bey!she aint basic yo'll *ONYX GODWIN*

TWITS said...

Very bad and condescending of Rihanna- IF TRUE. Neva expected a 'sub-A' performance from her at any concert. Disappointing, disappointed.

Anonymous said...

lwkmdie,,d gal don dey chop her mny o, una dey here dey drag issues

Anonymous said...

Tak a chill pill

That Girl Next Door said...

Gbam! U just hit d mace on d head!
Ah! Ah! D@ chick has lost her gift.
Drwned it in alcohol n dissolved it in weed!!!
She shuld take a break n put d pieces of her life back 2geda!

Anonymous said...

That newspaper always saying detrimental stories 2wards riri as if she snatch whoever is writing it wife or husband.#smh# from what I saw 2day on twitter she made Historih Α̲̅πϑ her fans loved it!

Anonymous said...

Lmfao

Anonymous said...

Well,maybe that her tatoo is still paining her. She could be going tru pains there you know. I mean,we don't even know d effect of that stupid tatoo,mtcheeew

grace said...

These complaints trail her
worldwide. She gets them
everywhere. Homegirl's a studio
artist.

Anonymous said...

You na big WAWA, what will ur likeness add to linda's life? She don't need your sorry ass, see ur lame self following and commenting yet complaining as if you can make a diffrence here....,Now run along to uncensored blogs and get ur cheap shine!

Anonymous said...

Dss yankee celebs will try ds in america. But whn they cme to africa they misbehave. Yes I'm talking to u kim k and rihanna.

pwitie B said...

Das wat d they do when they cum 2 Africa der ar nt always on their best das wat shaggy did wen he came 2 calabar trust Nigerians pipo began 2 leave ad wen he noticed dat he bgan 2 upgrade but ofcos pipo weren't interested again they come collect big money and display shit well I dnt blame them I blame the organisers of d shows e.g dare art alade

Anonymous said...

Well,I don't think it could have been all that bad,though I did not watch it.Its normal for people to criticise anyway.

Anonymous said...

Its as if you read my mind,Stella is fair when it comes to posting comments...I've been following your blog for as long as I can remember,but sometimes I don't even visit for weeks...I find myself on sdks blog more often..even bloglord seems to have switched!

Anonymous said...

Orezi hw far...4 ur dreams abi

Anonymous said...

I sight u orezi...u wish abi wt ur dt ur small banana

Anonymous said...

PC Get a life na biko.. U still dey chuck maut for anything linda Talk... Lord knows my ideal man shldnt be the clelebrity gossip kinda person... Better start reading local nd international dalies to keep up with good news

Anonymous said...

shouldnt it be enough that she atleast sang the song once even to have recorded it and this is coming from a 12 year old

Anonymous said...

You are in Africa, you do rubbish! Period!

MissBusyBody said...

Riri is a train-wreck waiting to happen....

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