It comes as no surprise that another celebrity doesn’t like being filmed by fans while performing. This comes after Adelle told off a fan for recording her while she was performing in Italy. And its happening with Alicia keys during her concert.
“Yeah, I want to tell that lady, as well, can you stop filming me with a video camera because I’m really here in real life. You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera. Can you take your tripod down? This isn’t a DVD, this is a real show. I’d really like you to enjoy my show because there’s lots of people outside that couldn’t come in.” She said.
Adopting a phone free policy during her concerts, Alicia Keys in conjunction with Yondr will ensure concert goers do not use their phones while inside the concert venue.
The company uses it lockable pouches to keep the phones locked inside phone free zones and unlocks once you leave. This came as a surprise when fans had to put their phones inside the lockable pouches at a concert in Highline Ballroom where Alicia Keys was performing.
As many people bashed soul voiced American R&B star Alicia Keys after her controversial performance at the UEFA Champions League final at Milan’s Stadio San Siro on Saturday night, Kenyan leading showbiz act Shaffie Weru defended the Girl on Fire singer, saying she was spectacular.
“Probably, people are just hating on Alicia because she is a person of colour, you know…people can just hate on racial grounds and we have seen that happen before with celebrated acts like Beyonce,” said Shaffie, who watched the game live at Stadio San Siro.
“Watching Alicia live, I think she came out great. Hers was a fusion of art, from her dressing, to singing and the chemistry she carried around the instruments she was playing to the entire crowd at the stadium,” he added.
Following her opening ceremony performance — just before the Real Madrid versus Atlético Madrid final kick off — that was seen as a delay of the game, Alicia trended online with some viewers expressing negative opinions about her performance that was also mocked as being a “poor man’s” version of a Super Bowl halftime show”.
The all rounded performer hit the stage with a well-choreographed team of dancers and lit the stadium with hits like Girl on Fire, In Common, Empire State of Mind and New York, setting off the mood for the match.
However, some viewers were not happy with her act. Many agreed with @Emslie1983, who called the performance a “poor man’s” version of a Super Bowl halftime show.
“Why is an American like Alicia Keys singing ahead of a Champions League final?” tweeted @The_Andredal. “I don’t want this to be turned into the Superbowl…”
@Springvalered also tweeted, “Alicia Keys? More like out of key !! It’s a football match ffs Getting like Super Bowl.” And @eamonn concluded, “Alicia Keys tries to add Super Bowl glitz to #CL Final in #Milan. Who’s idea was this? Dreadful. Derivative. Dull.”
Others blamed Keys for the soccer game starting late. “So you switch on the Champions League final and its running late because of Alicia Keys,” wrote @slattsmachine. “Why? Get her off and the entertainment on please.”
Shaffie Weru was among the thousands who watched the event live after travelling to Italy on Friday. Others were Larry Madowo and Linus Kaikai.