Published Mar 05, 2008Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winner Rihanna has announced a ban on umbrellas from all of her future concerts. The Barbadian beauty who, as we all know, popularised the object with a hit of the same name last year, made the decision based purely on protecting the audience, who've taken to attending shows with brollies in hand, replicating the star's moves on stage.
Monday (March 3) night's show in Aberdeen, Scotland saw security guards confiscating the "dangerous" bumbershoots upon entry to her performance at the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre. Security guard Andy McDonald explained the precautions to the Daily Star, saying: "We dont normally ask people to leave an umbrella outside. But we were taking precautions over a potential accident. We were told that Rihannas song features dancing with umbrellas on stage. We didnt want the crowd following her actions and someone getting their eye poked out.
An umbrella ban in Scotland? Now that's cruel.
Rihanna fan Shonagh Henderson, who attended the show shared her opinion with the paper, saying, "I couldnt believe it when I had mine taken off me. I always carry an umbrella as the weather is dodgy and snow was predicted to fall. Bastards!
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z "Umbrella"