‘Surely Rihanna can afford more costumes!’

2013-10-17 10:56

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Fans left R&B star Rihanna’s Cape Town concert with mixed feelings last night.

One fan, wearing leopard-print tights and a cap with the word “BAD” in red on it, was sobbing furiously while a friend led her from the Cape Town Stadium.

When asked what was the matter, Arlene Geduld (16), sobbed that: “She never came close enough!” The girls had paid R820 for Golden Circle tickets and said the singer never engaged with their side of the audience.

Rihanna and her 15 dancers performed on a stage with LED screens, occasionally venturing on to a catwalk around which the Golden Circle was gathered.

Winston Klaasen (22) said the show was “totes amazing” but questioned the singer’s wardrobe choice. “She was wearing the same outfit right through ... no man! Surely she can afford more costumes!”

In other countries on her Diamonds World Tour, the 25-year-old singer slipped into spectacular costumes by the world’s foremost fashion designers, including Riccardo Tisci of luxury French label Givenchy.

It is unclear why she opted for a tiny leopard-print onesie and golden hoop earrings for the duration of her Cape Town show.

But thousands of fans were thrilled nevertheless and undeterred by talk of Rihanna’s lip-synching ways. Toward the end of the show, even security guards were swaying and singing along to hit singles like We Found Love in a Hopeless Place.

As the show drew to a close, the songbird told Capetonians how much she loves the city, repeatedly.

After the concert she tweeted: “$old OWT $tadium tonight!!! Thank you #CAPETOWN I’ll remember you!”

The star posted pictures of herself in a denim skirt staring out over the Atlantic Ocean.

We are perhaps more accustomed to seeing her in a denim thong, her garment of choice in the video Pour It Up, which has racked up nearly 50 million views on YouTube.

She heads to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates next.

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