Detroit was feeling a little blue after Bebe Rexha hit her oddly obstructed 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 the Buffalo Bills retreated to their locker rooms for the mid-game break, Rexha took the stage — which, judging by a fan-shared video from the game, happened in a tiny corner of the stadium — to power through several of her hit songs, including a rendition of her 2015 David Guetta/Nicki Minaj/Afrojack smash “Hey Mama” amid a setup inspired by the 1999 movie The Matrix.
When Rexha finished singing and launched into a dance-based breakdown in the middle of the song, the crowd audibly booed the artist. But it seemingly wasn’t because they didn’t like her performance, it was because they couldn’t actually see here performance.
“Bebe Rexha was getting boo’d here in Detroit for not even being visible from the crowd during her performance. Lmao,” one Twitter user wrote alongside a video from the event.
Rexha then transitioned to her signature song — 2017’s Florida Georgia Line-assisted collaboration “Meant to Be” — before finishing with current hit “I’m Good” (Blue), another single with Guetta that heavily samples Eiffel 65’s 1998 song “Blue ( Da Ba Dee).”
Carlos Osorio/AP/Shutterstock Bebe Rexha performs at Ford Field in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day
When Rexha concluded, the audience at Ford Field again erupted with boos that appeared to be aimed at the 33-year-old singer.
Earlier on Thursday, a fan asked Rexha on Twitter if she was nervous about the performance, to which she responded “Yesssssss.”
While her halftime show didn’t land with everyone in Michigan, “I’m Good (Blue)” quickly became one of the biggest hits of Rexha’s career following its release in August. Atop earning a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Recording, the song reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom and Australia, and peaked at No. 7 in the United States — Rexha’s highest-charting song since “I’m a Mess” went to No. 35 in 2018.
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