5:47am PT by Gil Kaufman, Billboard, Ashley Iasimone, Billboard
Rihanna Tells Fans Not to Play Pokemon Go During Her Concert
It's annoying enough when the person in front of you is holding up their phone and recording an entire concert. But what if they're right up front playing Pokémon Go?
It doesn't fly, especially not for Rihanna.
In a video first posted by Pitchfork, the singer makes it very clear that people at her shows should be paying attention to her and not searching for a Tauros.
"I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or girlfriends," she said in a video from her gig in Lille, France on Saturday night. "I don't want to see you catching any Pokémons up in this bitch."
Not the Pokemon Rihanna!!! pic.twitter.com/GA8qUpAwj5
— Shady Music Facts (@TheShadyFacts) July 24, 2016
The scene was pretty similar at a Beyonce show at Stade de France in Paris last week. One fan wasn’t impressed when a woman closer to the stage than him — and only a few feet away from Beyoncé — chose to play Pokémon Go rather than pay attention to the superstar in front of them.
Beyonce was performing at the stadium, which is just north of Paris, on Thursday as part of her Formation World Tour.
"This b---- is finding Pokémon,” the fan behind the camera can be heard saying in a video clip from the show. “She’s finding Pokémon when Beyonce’s singing. F---ing Pokémon! Look at where she is. Look at where she is. She’s next to the stage!”
“She's lucky Solange never saw her,” he captioned the video, which has amassed more than 28,000 views since being uploaded to Instagram.
A video posted by Anand Desai-Barochia (@ananddb) on