Bebe Rexha and her tiny stage booed during NFL Thanksgiving Day halftime performance

Detroit was feeling a little down after Bebe Rexha took to her curiously cramped stage to play a medley of her hits at her halftime show at the NFL’s annual Thanksgiving Day game.

After the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills retired to their locker rooms for the mid-game break, Rexha took the stage — which, judging by a fan-shared video of the game, happened in a small corner of the stadium — to getting through several of her hit songs, including a rendition of her 2015 David Guetta/Nicki Minaj/Afrojack hit “Hey Mama” amidst a lineup inspired by the 1999 movie The Matrix.

When Rexha finished singing and went into a dance-based breakdown midway through the song, the audience audibly booed the performer. But apparently it wasn’t because they didn’t like her performance, it was because they actually couldn’t to see her performance.

“Bebe Rexha was booed here in Detroit for not even being visible to the public during her performance. Lmao,” one Twitter user wrote alongside a video from the event.

Rexha then moved on to her signature track – the Florida Georgia Line-backed 2017 collaboration “Meant to Be” – before closing with current hit “I’m Good” (Blue), another single featuring Guetta that heavily samples the 1998 song “Blue” by Eiffel 65 (Da Ba Dee).”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Carlos Osorio/AP/Shutterstock (13636722cv) Singer Bebe Rexha performs during halftime of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills, at Detroit Bills Lions Football, Detroit, USA – Nov 24, 2022

Carlos Osorio/AP/Shutterstock Bebe Rexha performs at Ford Field in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day

When Rexha concluded, the crowd at Ford Field erupted again 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 replied “Yesssssss”.

While her halftime show didn’t make it to everyone in Michigan, “I’m Good (Blue)” quickly became one of the biggest hits of Rexha’s career upon its August release. In addition to 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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