Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour has been riddled with lateness, lip-syncing and general laziness reportedly due to extra-hard booze consumption stemming from the Chris Brown breakup.
On May 6, Rihanna was booed in Boston after she took the stage nearly two hours late.
Ms. BarbadoClownTastic didn’t show up on time for Wednesday and Thursday’s shows (June 5 and 6) in Antwerp, Beligum, and when she did finally take the stage [fans on Twitter said] she was bobbing around like a sleepwalker in a drugged-up haze, barely singing to the backing track. From Radar Online:
Music critic Sasha Van Der Speeten of the Standaard 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*cking lazy and complacent can you get?”
The only non half-assed part of the two-day event seemed to be a super raunchy lap dance bestowed upon a random audience member. In the dance, seen below, RiRi pounds a dudes balls with her crotch, puts his hand on her boob and disappears from the frame, presumably to finish the job.Read: Rihanna On A Break? Singer May Take Time Off After ‘Diamonds’ Tour