As demonstrated in the behind the scenes footage of her ‘Where Have You Been’ video, Rihanna has greatly improved her dancing skills. Unfortunately, her vocals are still terrible and she proved that fact with her cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’ at An Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund earlier this week.
Coincidentally, Marley was the focus of The Lava Lizard’s Caribbean Heat feature, which celebrated his immeasurable contributions to the music industry. Check out that segment here and watch the master Reggae artist sing ‘Redemption Song’ the correct way.
Watch Rihanna’s rendition of ‘Redemption Song’ below:
See, this is exactly why Rihanna needs to stop smoking and take her Skype-assisted vocal classes seriously. This performance of ‘Redemption Song’ was utterly terrible – she slurred the lyrics, she was horribly off-key and she had no idea how to handle the simplest notes.
It is even more disturbing to note that Marley smoked for many years yet he could still out-sing Rihanna while spinning around the stage in his trances. Was Rihanna really trying to sing ‘Redemption Song’ or was she just attempting to give the finger to the cancer survivors?
Video via Rihanna Daily!