Downcast Rihanna arrives in Milan with A$AP Rocky as new videos go viral of the singer doing the ‘bare minimum’ at £5m pre-wedding gig for the son of India’s richest man

Rihanna appeared somber as she landed in Milan on Saturday morning, accompanied by A$AP Rocky, following criticism of her recent performance at a pre-wedding event for the son of India’s wealthiest man.

The 36-year-old singer was spotted at the airport sporting a casual all-grey ensemble with a turquoise scarf and sunglasses. Videos from her £5 million ($6.3 million) concert for Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding have circulated online, with fans noting Rihanna’s seemingly lackluster stage presence.

This performance marked Rihanna’s return to the spotlight after her 2023 Super Bowl appearance and her first full concert in eight years. Despite hints of new music, some fans are questioning the future of her music career after the underwhelming show.

Critics pointed out Rihanna’s minimal movement on stage and questioned her commitment to the performance. Despite a setlist of hits including “B***h Better Have My Money” and “Diamonds,” viewers expressed disappointment.

After her departure from Jamnagar, Rihanna expressed her love for India and gratitude for the opportunity to perform. She was photographed with fans and police officers at the airport, expressing her affection for them.

Rihanna’s performance at the pre-wedding event, which cost approximately £55,500 per minute, kicked off three days of extravagant celebrations for the couple, estimated to total £120 million.

During the show, Rihanna thanked the Ambani family and congratulated Anant and Radhika, wishing them a blessed union.