Miranda Lambert unapologetic as she breaks silence
The controversial concert selfie video of Miranda Lambert breaks Miranda Lambert’s silence unapologetically
At a concert earlier this month, Lambert paused her song ‘Tin Man’ to chastise fans for taking selfies.
Now fans have shared a video showing Miranda Lambert talking about the controversial moment when she shot down fans for taking selfies at her concert.
During another concert at her Velvet Rodeo residency in Las Vegas, Lambert spotted someone wearing a T-shirt reading “Shoot Tequila, Not Selfies.” Lambert seemed to enjoy the reference and told the fan, “That’s badass.”
Audience members applauded loudly as she read the text on the shirt to them.
Apparently acknowledging the controversy surrounding the original incident, she laughed, “She did it, I didn’t.”.
She leaned down to tell the person in the shirt, “That’s bad–” before taking a shot-sized bottle of tequila. Her guitarist, Ethan Ballinger, shared the fan’s video on his Instagram story after she took a sip, grimaced, and then handed over the remainder of the shot.
She appears to be the first person to publicly mention the July 15 concert that caused so much controversy.
As Lambert performed her hit song “Tin Man,” she told the audience, “I’m going to stop right here for a minute…. The girls are distracted by their selfies and aren’t listening to the music at all. “It’s p—ing me off a little bit,” she said, gesturing to a crowd member.
Lambert received mixed reactions from the crowd as she continued to sing. Others left the arena in protest as hollers, cheers, and whistles were heard for the 39-year-old.
It can be heard in a fan-recorded video that someone says, “Let’s go. C’mon. You don’t do that to fans.”.
According to Adela Calin, one of those selfie-taker fans, she and her friends stood up for only a few seconds to take the photo and were about to sit back down when Lambert called them out.
It felt like I was back in school with the teacher scolding me for doing something wrong and telling me to sit back down,” she said. “I felt like she wanted us to look immature and young. But we were grown women in our 30s to 60s.”
Her move has turned some fans off – in her most recent Instagram post marking the end of this phase of her Las Vegas residency before she returns in the fall, she received a number of angry comments.