WATCH: Miranda Lambert Reacts To Fan’s ‘Shoot Tequila, Not Selfies’ Shirt At Las Vegas Residency

“She did it, I didn’t,” Lambert quipped from the stage.

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 24, 2023

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Miranda Lambert is doubling down on her stance on selfies and acknowledging fans who continue to support her along the way. 

Lambert wrapped the latest leg of her Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas residency over the weekend and called out a fan in the audience who sported a “Shoot Tequila, Not Selfies” t-shirt. 

In the midst of her show at the Bakkt Theater located in Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, Lambert spotted the article of the clothing from the stage. 

Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy Instagram
Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy Instagram

“Her shirt says, ‘Shoot tequila, not selfies,’” the Texas native shared from the stage. 

The audience can be heard cheering and applauding in the background as Lambert adds, “She did it, I didn’t!”

The superstar laughs and tells the concertgoer her shirt is “bads–.” Then, she makes her way down from the stage to accept a bottle of tequila that was offered to her by the fan. 

As the crowd roars in support of the singer, she takes a swig of the tequila and toasts the fan in the front row. 

The encounter with the Las Vegas concertgoer comes nearly a week after Lambert called out a group of fans who were taking photos during her performance of “Tin Man.”

“I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry,” Lambert said from the stage. 

She then looked out to the group of women in the audience, threw her arms up in confusion and said, “these girls [up here] are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song. It’s pissing me off a little bit. Sorry, I don’t like it. At all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country damn music.”  

After pointing out her disappointment in the fans’ actions, the “Bluebird” singer asked the crowd, “Shall we start again?” before restarting her performance of “Tin Man.”

The moment was captured on video and went viral, prompting the internet to react. Fans seemed to be divided over the interaction.  

Additional videos of the moment later surfaced, which showcased the group of women posing for photos and lighting their photos with several cell phone lights. 

Adela Calin, one of the women who was called out by Miranda Lambert, likened the moment to being reprimanded by a teacher in school.

“I feel like she was determined to make us look like we were young, immature and vain,” she told NBC News. “But we were just grown women in our 30s to 60s trying to take a picture.”

Miranda Lambert bid farewell to Las Vegas over the weekend. The ACM Triple Crown winner will return to the Bakkt Theater later this year. Following her final show before taking a break, Lambert documented the run with a photo gallery on Instagram.   

“That’s a wrap on Velvet Rodeo Round 4 and we raised a little hell. See y’all back in Vegas this November & December,” she wrote. 

She’s set to return to Sin City on November 30. Until then, she only has three concert dates on the books: Grand Blanc, MI on August 26, Gstaad, Switzerland on September 9, and Thackerville, OK on October 21.   

During an interview with Garden & Gun, Lambert revealed that being stationed in Las Vegas instead of traveling each weekend for a tour has served as a much-needed break from the road.  

“After twenty years of touring, it gets exhausting sometimes. That is one reason I’m so thankful for the Velvet Rodeo shows,” she told the outlet “It is a break from the road, but I still get to do what I love and connect with the fans. This show was so fun to put together because we can bring in some production elements [like pyrotechnics] we haven’t ever had on the road. I won’t be touring much while I’m doing the residency except for a few festivals here and there, so y’all gotta come to Sin City!”

Throughout the 90-minute shows in Las Vegas, Miranda Lambert celebrates her nearly two-decades-long career in country music with a setlist that includes songs from her debut album, Kerosene, to her current project, Palomino.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.