In case you were in doubt of just how talented Rihanna really is, look no further than her set at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend.
Possibly nervous with a certain Beyonce watching her from the audience, the show saw Ol’ Riri hit many a bum note, much to the discomfort of many a trained ear and her… her microphone.
A microphone, we’re sure could have done without being screamed into for an hour or so.
Watch her in action- at your own risk- below…
To be updated with more performances.
Our two cents:
If we’re going to be honest, it seems Riri would be more at home ‘raving it up’ with her fans than ‘performing for them’.
For, if not the skill of her dancers and the talent of her backing vocals, this would have been impossible to watch, especially when Beyonce‘s mind blowing ‘Glastonbury’ showing is still fresh in many a memory.
Yes, while it’s far from us to compare the two, it’s clear their ‘ROC’ affiliation has done nothing to spur Rihanna to follow in Bey’s footsteps- on a showmanship front.
Perhaps, if she spent less time whipping up new LPs and more time in the rehearsals, the status of her talent wouldn’t be up for date seven years into her career.
So, until she finds a way to sing without rupturing our ear drums, we’ll keep the below on repeat: