Somewhere in the highest heavens of Pop culture fantasy, Prince is roaring and hissing in contempt. For part time vocalist Rihanna has paid homage to the revolutionary riot girl, Sheila E during a performance on her ‘Loud Tour‘.
Performing her smash hit ‘The Glamorous Life‘, the ‘Disturbia‘ performer did her best to tribute the drummer/singer in front of adoring crowds.
Check it out below at the 3 minute 30 mark…
It is worth wondering if Rihanna is even aware of who Ms. Escovedo is, or if the idea to tribute her was just another knee jerk reaction orchestrated by her team of minders.
For whilst many fans of the Crimson Wailer will be excited to see her doing something beyond lip synching pre recorded goat sounds into unsuspecting microphones, her seemingly eratic and uncontrolled banging of the drums couldn’t be any further than the sheer excellence and control Sheila E had when playing her instruments.
Let us hope this is the last time Ms. Fenty decides to pay tribute to artists she clearly knows very little about.