Miranda Lambert truly believes in the mantra, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
At a recent show while in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, the country singer paused her performance of hit single “Tin Man” after noticing some concert-goers were trying to commemorate the moment on their phones.
The interaction was recorded on TikTok by @redneckinvegaswho captioned the video, “Miranda said it’s my show.”
“I’ll stop here for a moment… sorry,” she said in the video. “These girls are worried about their selfie and it makes me a little mad not to listen to the songs. I don’t like it at all. We’re here tonight to hear some country music. I’m here singing fucking country music.”
Lambert then gestured for the fans to be seated, mouthing the words “Sit down.”
“Shall we start again?” Lambert asked the crowd after taking a second to gather themselves.
Visitors near the person recording the video were seen exiting the show and saying, “Come on, let’s go. You don’t do that to the fans. Let’s go.”
A representative for Lambert told The Times that the singer “has nothing further to say at this point” about the incident.
TikTok users were quick to share their thoughts in the video’s comments section.
“Imagine it’s their favorite song and they record a video and we’re hooked…” wrote one commenter.
Another agreed, saying, “She could have finished her song and just said a blanket statement like, ‘Let’s try to be in the moment and stay off our phones,’ if she felt like it.”
“Yes, I would have gone, dammit. They paid to be there,” shared another. “If you don’t want pictures, don’t allow phones. That’s ridiculous!”
Others defended Lambert’s actions.
“So glad she called them out!” wrote one fan. “Probably distracting everyone around them! You go, Miranda!”
Another said, “We often miss the moments we live in because we’re too busy on our phones.” Much respect to Miranda.”
“During their louder, upbeat numbers there is all the time in the world to participate in these activities, but during their sacred ballads just shut up and listen,” wrote a third commenter. “Not much to ask when there are very few on their set list.”