Detroit felt a little blue after Bebe Rexha took to her oddly-restricted stage to perform a medley of her hits during her halftime show at the NFL’s annual Thanksgiving Day Matchup.
After the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills retired to their locker rooms for the game break, Rexha took to the stage — which, judging from a video of the game shared by fans, was taking place in a tiny corner of the stadium — to perform several of her hits , including a rendition of their 2015 David Guetta/Nicki Minaj/Afrojack smash hit “Hey Mama” amidst a 1999 film-inspired setup The Matrix.
When Rexha finished singing and went into a dancing meltdown mid-song, the crowd audibly booed the artist. But apparently it wasn’t because they didn’t like their performance, it was because they actually couldn’t see their performance.
“Bebe Rexha was booed here in Detroit because she wasn’t even seen by the crowd during her performance. Lmao,” one Twitter user wrote alongside a video from the event.
Rexha then moved on to her signature song — 2017’s Florida Georgia Line-backed collaboration “Meant to Be” — before ending with current hit “I’m Good” (Blue), another single with Guetta that heavily the 1998 Eiffel 65 song “Blue” Da Ba Dee).”
Carlos Osorio/AP/Shutterstock Bebe Rexha performs at Ford Field in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day
When Rexha finished, the crowd at Ford Field erupted in boos again, apparently aimed at the 33-year-old singer.
Earlier Thursday, a fan asked Rexha on Twitter if she was nervous about the performance, to which she replied, “Yesssssss.”
While her halftime show didn’t chart with everyone in Michigan, “I’m Good (Blue)” quickly became one of the biggest hits of Rexha’s career upon its August release. Along with a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Recording, the song peaked at #1 in the UK and Australia and reached #7 in the US – Rexha’s highest-charting song since “I’m a Mess”. at number 35 in 2018.
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