If you're planning on attending a Rihanna concert anytime soon, don't plan to work on your pokemon training while there. The actress recently warned fans in France that she didn't want to catch them catching any pokemon during her performance.
"I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends," she said. "I don't want to see you catching any Pokémons up in this b---h!"
Not the Pokemon Rihanna!!! 😩 pic.twitter.com/GA8qUpAwj5— Shady Music Facts (@TheShadyFacts) July 24, 2016
Even if you're wanting to catch a crooning Jigglypuff, it looks like there's no excuse in Rihanna's book to be playing the game during her show. Pokemon GO, even though it's only been out for a month now, has taken the world by storm. The game has rolled out in well over 30 countries already, and developer Niantic has promised a global release is imminent barring a few overcrowded servers.
As Pokemon GO continues to integrate with the real-world, people are starting to dislike the app's booming presence. Just recently, another concert found itself overwhelmed by Pokemon GO players when an unsuspecting trainer went viral for playing the game during a Beyonce concert.
Someone sitting behind the player railed against the fan for ignoring Beyonce's performance in favor of playing Pokemon GO. The profanity-laced video shows an unknown fan ranting, "This b---h is finding Pokemon. She's finding Pokémon when Beyoncé's singing. F---ing Pokémon! Look at where she is. Look at where she is. She's next to the stage!" So far, the video has been viewed over 28k times on Instagram, but the incident likely won't be the last.
So far, several local governments have requested their cities have their pokestops removed to prevent on-going Pokemon GO disturbances. That's not even to mention the number of museums like The Holocaust Memorial that have been plagued by pokemon trainers. But, for now, it seems like Rihanna is doing all she can to remove the app's from her concerts.
Let's just hope no legendaries try to sneak into her shows. A riot would undoubtedly go down should any of those pokemon ever appear on her stage.