Rihanna makes fans wait over 4 hours

2013-03-24 19:03

Los Angeles - Rihanna kept 2 500 high school students waiting for four-and-a-half hours.

The Stay singer has come under fire for appearing at Barrington High School in Chicago extremely late and staying just 16 minutes after the school won a competition, sponsored by her, by producing a video highlighting their charity work and using her hit song Diamonds as the soundtrack.

According to The Chicago Tribune the 25-year-old star was supposed to be at the school at 13:00 on Thursday last week, but she didn't turn up until well after 17:00.

The students were allegedly forced to wait inside a small gym until she arrived.

Rihanna suggested traffic was the reason for her lengthy delay, as she tweeted on her way to the event: ''This Chicago traffic is not working.''

But she allegedly made no apology or gave any explanation for her lateness upon arriving at the school and simply told the students: ''Thanks you guys for coming and waiting.''

However, she gave out some free tickets to her show.

Patricia Halle was one of number of students to complain, saying: ''It's one thing to be fashionably late. This is just rude. Our lives don't revolve around a pop star. Our school worked hard to win this. She should be more respectful.''

After leaving the event, Rihanna tweeted her support for the school, writing: ''Barrington High School (BHS) Facts. They raised 40 thousand dollars for Joplin Missouri after the tragic tornado hit Missouri in May last year
''#BHS #facts they participated in the relay for life for the American Cancer Society and raised $700,000
''#BHS thank you man!!! You guys RULE!!! I love this school!!! (sic)''

The star was also previously unapologetic when she made fans wait two hours for her to grace the stage on her Diamonds world tour in Montreal, Canada, on 18 March, because she was still suffering from laryngitis, which forced her to cancel two other shows.


  • squeegee.pilot - 2013-03-24 19:32

    Sheep... There will be a next time and then another where she will disrespect her 'fans'. The sheep will wait and forgive and buy her stuff... Sheep.

  • Khaya Makuleni - 2013-03-24 19:57

    Great work though by Rihanna

  • Khaya Makuleni - 2013-03-24 19:57

    Great work though.

  • Raj Maharaj - 2013-03-24 20:13

    Nothing New!!! From pop stars to presidents they tend to forget that it is their fans that gave them the status they have. Rihanna needs to show more respect and love for her fans. Fame eventually fades away.

  • gratton.rush - 2013-03-24 20:25

    Absolutley disgusting when a person of her stature shows the mussel finger it is digusting especially age 25. She could have been flown in by chopper. I hope the students get the message she does is eghoistic stuckup and really does not give a sh.*t about any of you.

  • Ushir Sahdao - 2013-03-24 20:27

    Only girl in the world...

  • Robert Frankol - 2013-03-24 20:53

    Fashionably late...

  • Caine Abel - 2013-03-24 21:47

    Never understand how idiots idolise and enrich these type of a@#holes

  • Jacqueline Tuckley - 2013-03-25 12:54

    Well it´s obvious she lacks manners and respecting people.

  • lois.lloyd.1238 - 2013-03-25 14:39

    No class and no clue.

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