Rio rock's big boss speaks out and says Anita's battle with festival was 'forceful and hasty'

Rio rock's big boss speaks out and says Anita's battle with festival was 'forceful and hasty'
Rio rock's big boss speaks out and says Anita's battle with festival was 'forceful and hasty'

Roberta Medina, Vice President of Rock in Rio, reacts to Anitta's battle with the festival: “Strong and impulsive” (Photo: Graça Paes/AgNews; Getty)

Roberta Medina, vice president of Rock in Rio, said Anita was “rash” in saying she would no longer perform at the festival. At a press conference at the Rock in Rio Lisbon, on Saturday (15), which celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the event in Portugal, the businesswoman admitted that “everyone makes mistakes” and that she would like the singer to be in line for the future. higher.

The feud between Anita and the rock group Rio has been ongoing since 2022. In her profile on “I will never set foot in this festival again. Only if one day they decide to give Portuguese-speaking artists the same respect they give foreigners. Ask the bravest how they treat people from Brazil and how they treat people from abroad. It's as if they were doing us a big favor.”pointed out.

Roberta, in turn, rejected the singer's positions. “When Rock in Rio 2022 ended, Anita quarreled with Rock in Rio, why? We didn't even have Anita in Rock in Rio in that edition. If you asked me if I wanted Anita in Rock in Rio, the door is open. Now, didn't Wasn't it great? But every year is a year, and every moment is a moment. Why don't relationships mature?he argued.

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“I think we'll be lazy for a while. I guess.” [a fala dela] Strong and hasty, because I don't see that happening. I think it's completely unnecessary. But I think we make mistakes, we mature, and that applies to all parties. Say never, forever. “This does not exist.”Medina said.

“I love joy. We are talking about a space that is, above all, a huge social laboratory. People respect each other. And I believe we can echo love. If we want to make amends, we will make amends.”Akmal, Executive Vice President of the Festival.

Anita also took funk to the Rock in Rio stage in 2019 (Image: GETTY)


At the same press conference, Rio rock innovator Roberto Medina spoke about the criticism the festival received for including country music acts in this year's edition. The festival has chosen an exclusive program on September 21, called Brazil Day, which will feature only national artists. Luan Santana, Ana Castilla, and the duo Chitaozniu and Zororo are some of the names that will take the stage.

“The question should not be ‘Why rural?’, but ‘Why not rural?’ It is the most listened to music in Brazil.”Analysis of Medina. A portion of the audience rejected the recent changes in production, claiming that there was no longer the focus on rock music as there had been before.

“There is one thing [de parte do público] With ancient rocks that have nothing to do with it. Everyone should be at the festival. “That was rock once, then it turned into pop,” they say. “It's a lie”Roberto answered.

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