Rihanna pulls out of Spanish gig after shambolic performance in Sweden

Rihanna was heavily criticized after she appeared to be intoxicated while headlining at the Peace and Love festival in Sweden and it now seems that this backlash has forced her cancel her next performance.

rihannaRihanna has pulled out of a gig in Spain following the death of her Grandmother. Copyright: [Twitter/Rihanna]


After gig-goers were angered by Rihanna's efforts on stage at the weekend, she's now pulled out of her appearance at the Rock in Rio festival in Spain on Thursday.

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The Bajan beauty has decided not to honour her commitment to her second headline slot of the week as she mourns the loss of her Grandmother Clara 'Dolly' Braithwaite who lost her battle with cancer at the weekend.

This decision not to perform, is hardly surprising considering her personal grief but with her scheduled appearance at Wireless festival in London this weekend gig organizers and fans must be worried.

rihannaRihanna's performance in Sweden was heavily criticised. Copyright [WENN]

On Saturday night, crowds claimed RiRi kept fans waiting as she was 45 minutes late on stage, appeared to be drunk and didn't sing live.

And the real faux pas of the evening came when she mixed up Sweden for Norway, dedicating Redemption Song to Norway referring to the attacks that killed 77 people.

Yikes.

It's no wonder that Rihanna pulled out of her next festival, we think she should take some time off to grief so she can take the stage once more as the amazing performer she is.

Our thoughts are with you Rihanna!