Vehicles containing stage equipment and props for Rihanna’s concert were held by immigration authorities as they traveled from Minnesota to Winnipeg for her show at the city’s MTS Center. RiRi tweeted:
They held my trucks at the border!!! This is not a good look for Winnipeg! My stage is in those trucks, disassembled! #DiamondsWorldTour
This means, the entire production could potentially start at a later time #staytuned #WINNIPEG #tourlife #DiamondsWorldTour
My bus and I are at the venue! Still no trucks!!! #tourlife #WINNIPEG
Fans in Winnipeg had to wait an extra 90 minutes for the star to take to the stage, but gave her a rousing welcome as she burst into her opening song, “Phresh Out the Runway”.
“Right off the top, your energy is f—ing incredible. It’s 11 o’clock at night… every last one of you showed up, and you stayed, you make this s—t possible. Thank you so much, I love you… Winnipeg’s always so special to me. I can’t thank you enough for just staying here and making the show possible. I won’t forget you for this. Thank you so much. You are a unique group of human beings. I love you.”
Watch Rihanna performing “Jump” below and click here for professional photos.