Rihanna bans umbrellas from gigs – Tabloid Hell

The star won't tolerate fans using props to dance to her biggest hit

Rihanna has banned fans from bringing umbrellas to her gigs in a move based on security fears.

According to the Daily Star’s Playlist, fans attending the star’s gig on Monday (March 3) had their brollies confiscated by security guards before they got into the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre for the show.

Security guard Andy McDonald told the newspaper: “We don’t normally ask people to leave an umbrella outside. But we were taking precautions over a potential accident.


“We were told that Rihanna’s song features dancing with umbrellas on stage. We didn’t want the crowd following her actions and someone getting their eye poked out.”

Fan Shonagh Henderson was quoted as saying: “I couldn’t 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.”

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