Pharrell Ends Performance Early, Walks off Stage at F1 Post-Race Show in Saudi Arabia

The artist cut his set short due to the crowd’s unruly behavior.

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Pharrell Williams unhappily walked off the stage during his Formula 1 post-race headlining show in Saudi Arabia, irate at the crowd for their dangerous behavior.

According to reports, the artist ended his show 15 minutes early after the audience refused to stop throwing their light-up wristbands on stage. “This is the liveliest city right now on the planet but we have also got to be the safest,” Pharrell said. “I know you guys are excited and I know you are wanting to throw your wrist gadgets and lights and all that, but you can’t as the girls are dancing. And me? I love women, how about you?”

He continued, “We must protect our women so if you want to throw them lights you have to throw them the other way, not at the stage. Who understands what I’m saying?”

Unfortunately, the throwing of the wristbands didn’t stop after Pharrell’s warning to the crowd. “Let’s take those stupid wristbands and throw them in the air right now when I count to three. And now we are done,” he said to the audience, adding before he walked off, “Okay, I am going to let you all finish.”

Pharrell was one of three headliners for the weekend’s festivities alongside Alicia Keys and Martin Garrix.

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