Rihanna fans in Monte Carlo were more than displeased this week when the 25-year-old songstress showed up three hours late for a concert performance. Fans paid at least $780 to watch her strut on stage and belt out her latest hits, but they were left wondering where Rihanna was when she didn't show up at her scheduled 8:30 p.m. time. “Are you lost?” Twitter user @MorganDK asked. “We’re waiting ... Frankly, this delay is abuse.”
The steep ticket price included dinner and was in an intimate setting, the Monte Carlo Beach Society, as opposed to a large arena like most of Rihanna’s concerts with tens of thousands of audience members. The Barbadian native finally arrived at around 11:40 p.m. Many people in attendance were beyond angry, some even threatening her life. “I hope she dies,” wrote @SuxxCandy.
This certainly isn't the first time Rihanna has been very late to her own concert. In May, Rihanna was three hours late to a Boston concert. One fan, @chrismahtin, said “@rihanna 2-3 hrs late for your show in Boston, huh??! #disrepectful #noexcuse basketball was more important huh?? Don't come back.”
User @nadou2 said, “I will never ever go to another Rihanna concert again. You have no respect for your fans and you don't deserve our money. So disappointed.”
Fans aren't the only ones allegedly disappointed in Rihanna’s antics. She's also leaving a bad impression on Beyonce. Beyonce’s husband, rapper Jay-Z, signed Rihanna to his Roc Nation record label in 2004, and since then, the younger singer has become closer to the diva.
But both stars are very different when it comes to work ethic, and it allegedly annoys Beyonce that Rihanna leaves fans waiting for hours before concert performances. An insider tells the National Enquirer, “Leaving fans waiting is a no-no in Beyonce’s world. Jay’s very protective of Ri and doesn’t want to rock the boat, but Bey felt she wouldn’t be doing her job if she didn’t say something.”
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...