Admin: DeL Contributor: Lifi Contact: contact[at]myrihanna.com
MyRihanna.com is no way affiliated with Rihanna herself, her family or management team. This is a fan site created by a fan. Media files and photos are copyrighted by their respective owner. All content and graphics are created as my intellectual property. If you have and questions regarding this site feel free to contact admin.
Rihanna unknowingly took part in a romantic proposal when a fan of the R&B singer got down on one knee before his girlfriend during a backstage meet-and-greet on her 2011 Loud tour.
According to Idolator, the red-haired pop star was graciously posing for photos with members of her Navy when a couple sauntered up for their pics. Before Rihanna knew it, the man had taken out a small blue Tiffany's box and asked his girlfriend for her hand in marriage in front of the unsuspecting star.
Judging by the photos, Rihanna was the most shocked out of the three, looking wide-eyed and bringing her hands to her face during the proposal. The woman said yes (how could she say no in front of RiRi?), and showed off her stunning solitaire for the camera.
The R&B songbird then posed for a memorable photo with the just-engaged couple, looking jealously at the woman's freshly iced ring finger. Talk about one for the scrapbook! Will Rihanna make it to the wedding? Anything's possible, but one thing's for sure - she's definitely on the guest list.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Barbados-born beauty Rihanna isn't easy to forget. Without overly choreographed dance moves, her smoldering stare, powerful voice and swaggering strut are enough to captivate a packed house for nearly two hours.
After Cee Lo Green suddenly backed out of the "Loud" tour due to a packed schedule, there were concerns over whether Rihanna and opener J.Cole could hold down the fort and keep ticket holders happy. Fans at the Staples Center on Tuesday hoping to rock out to an uncensored version of "Forget You" and "Bright Lights Bigger City" were undoubtedly disappointed with J.Cole's extremely short set, not because he isn't talented, but because his style of music is a whole different machine.
There are very few performers who could replace Green and his outrageously colorful stage presence, though B.o.B. (who will open on other select dates) would have likely been a more welcomed act.
Opening with "Only Girl (In The World)," Rihanna set the tone for the rest of the show with plenty of bright neons and shiny costumes. Donning a short metallic blue coat and bright pink glow-in-the-dark heels, the singer stood out amongst her dancers (all clad in neon hues) with muted tones flashing on the large background screens. Quickly transitioning in "Disturbia," Rihanna stripped off the coat and flaunted her assets in a jeweled bikini, alternating between strutting across each side of the stage and gliding along a moving conveyor belt.
While the Los Angeles audience was filled with fans donning copy-cat red locks, one elderly man got more than he bargained for when Rihanna pulled him on stage during her performance of "Skin." She proceeded to lay him down on a circular platform while gyrating up and down the top of his body before the platform descended underneath the stage. The crowd, obviously, went wild.
Also flitting through the crowd were several young girls between the ages of five and ten. Clad in bright colors and sparkly dresses, many wore earplugs and were accompanied by their mothers. Following the show, they may need to have a conversation about why Rihanna, wearing a tuxedo, suggestively poked and prodded nearly-naked female dancers with a cane during a cover of Prince's "Darling Nikki." Then again, maybe not.
Somewhat surprisingly, one highlight of the night came when the 23-year-old slowed things down for "Unfaithful" and "Hate That I Love You," both of which had the audience chiming in full force. She continued the mid-show slow-down with "California King Bed," in which she stood alone at center stage with just a mic stand and her expressive facial movements, captured and relayed on the jumbo screens.
Rihanna didn't stay confined to the stage, either. At one point, she walked through the audience to the middle of the floor where she took to a drum set and pounded away. Later, in a move reminiscent of Green, Rihanna made her encore with "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" while perched atop a floating (and spinning) piano.
To finish out the show, she brought the house down with a high energy rendition of "Umbrella."
Noticeably absent from the set list was her breakout 2005 hit "Pon de Replay," which was only played during a brief video interlude, and fan favorite circa 2006, "SOS."
During a summer which finds her competing with Britney Spears and Katy Perry, Rihanna is a welcome change of pace for pop lovers. The "Loud" tour keeps the dancing simple, remains visually striking in its wardrobe rather than its set and most importantly, boasts real powerhouse vocals throughout the entirety of the show.
After embarrassingly being named the winner of an award which actually belonged to her ex-Chris Brown last night, you wouldn't blame Rihanna skipping BET Awards celebrations all together.
But instead the 23-year-old Bajan singer dusted herself off and glammed herself up for the festivities in Los Angeles.
She did however look not too pleased as she left the bash in her sexy slinky satin gown.
Flanked by burly bodyguards, the singer could barely raise a smile as she made her way out of the party.
Rihanna accentuated her glamorous look with her fiery red hair coiffed in sophisticated waves and matched the tresses with Scarlett lipstick.
She accessorised with gold spiky necklace and carried a snakeskin clutch.
Rihanna was a no show at the awards ceremony, which she was expected to attend, but it was probably a good thing.
In the mother of all gaffs, television personality Tiffany Greene mistakenly announced Rihanna as the winner of the Viewer's Choice award, not her ex-Brown, who was the actual recipient.
While the drama unfolded, Rihanna was pictured at Los Angeles LAX Airport while Brown collected several honours at the event.
The farce started when Greene, along with 106 & Park hosts Terrence J. and Rocsi took to the stage to present the Viewer's Choice Award.
Greene look confused as she proclaimed the winner to be Chris Brown for his song Look At Me Now.
But then Terrence quickly stepped in an said: 'I'm sorry, it's Rihanna for What's My Name... this is awkward.'
Rapper Drake, who collaborated on the track with Rihanna, then came to the stage to accept the award.
He said: 'This is awkward,' before making a short acceptance speech and leaving the stage.
However around 30 minutes later, at the end of the show, the main host Kevin Hart clarified the matter by saying Chris Brown was in fact the winner.
Brown, who performed several times at the ceremony, was also on stage and was seen laughing and goofing around on a bike as Hart made the announcement.
Brown won a pair of prizes earlier in the show too.
The 21-year-old singer was named best male R&B artist and won best collaboration for his song Look At Me Now with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.
Brown accepted the collaboration award after performing a medley that including the winning track.
'Public-speaking is not my strong suit,' he said, thanking BET and his fans before passing the microphone to Wayne, who expressed gratitude to Brown for including him on the track. Busta Rhymes rapped his acceptance.
Earlier in the ceremony, Brown also thanked his fans and the network: 'I appreciate all the support. I know it's been a long road, so I appreciate every blessing in front of me.'
Brown was of course referring to a difficult couple of years after he admitted to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards back in 2009.
Both Rihanna and Brown have been making contact recently on social networking site Twitter, prompting speculation about their relationship status.
It is unknown whether or not they caught up inside the party last night.
Rihanna is paying a price for wearing sky-high heels on stage. She stumbled and tripped again during a show in Edmonton, Canada. But ever the trouper, she kept right on singing as she picked herself up.
The 23-year-old singer was walking across the stage in stiletto boots and suddenly slammed down on her hands and knees in the middle of a song.
She paused for a moment, stood up on her knees and started singing again, without missing a word.
As she got up, she made a gesture to her back up dancers, suggesting an "Oh well," and continued with the tune.
She was wearing extra-short shorts and a scarf top, but everything managed to stay in place.
She's had similar mishaps at a concert in London, so by now she's a pro at the stumble-and-recover move. Maybe she'll work it into her act.
As female stars opt for more and more outlandish costumes on tour, especially shoes with five-inch heels and sometimes, three-inch platforms, the accidents are mounting up.
Lady Gaga is famous for taking on-stage tumbles because of her over-the-top footwear.
In any event, Rihanna has more to worry about on her Loud Tour.
Cee Lo Green, who had been opening for her, suddenly dropped out of the tour after drawing criticism for his performance.
His rep cited work overload for the decision.
"He always puts 100 percent into his work and with the requirements and time commitment to "The Voice," on top of heading back into the recording studio and an upcoming book, he feels that he wouldn't give his fans the show that they deserve," the rep told The New York Times.
Whips and chains may not hurt her, but it looks like Rihanna's in for another legal smackdown.
The "Man Down" singer is facing a second copyright infringement lawsuit filed by a Paris-based fashion photographer who alleges Rihanna pilfered images from his work for her bondage-themed "S&M" music video.
Memo to Ri-Ri: You might want to hire an art director next time.
Per RadarOnline, shutterbug Philipp Paulus accused Rihanna of ripping off a series of fashion shots from his Paperworld spread from August 2010 without his permission, including staging and sets in the video that he says are identical.
According to the website, the 19-year-old photog specifically singled out one shot that he contends was an obvious lift: a model in a billowy gown trapped against a wall by a sheet of plastic surrounded by large X's made out of black tape.
In "S&M," Rihanna strikes a pose wearing a flowing white dress as she's stuck against a wall by a layer of plastic with similar X marks (see Paulus' version on his website).
"For legitimate reasons the use of copying Paulus' work over a million times requires an agreement that protects the copyright and the achievements and creations of our client which has never been given by our client, neither to the artist Rihanna nor to her label Universal Music," states Paulus' attorney. "According to this, the copyright laws of our client has been infringed and the worldwide million-wise exploitation of the video S&M is unlawful. . .[and] Paulus will take legal action against Rihanna."
The photographer's legal eagle added that his client decided to proceed with the lawsuit after failing to reach a settlement with the diva's camp, which has so far refused to comment about the controversy.
As for Paulus, he didn't sound too forgiving.
"Why a worldwide celebrity is not able to afford a creative director, who creates individual concepts and stagings, is incomprehensible to me," the photographer told Radar. "To create new things within the creative cosmos, you can only expect this to come from a real genius, there is no doubt about that."
He continued: "However, in this case there is no real genius who created their own work; instead they stole ideas from a creative talent. Furthermore, every other creative professional should realize how supremely embarrassing it is to copy the work of colleagues from the artistic world and then to be praised for it."
He's not the only one taking issue with the 23-year-old hitmaker over unauthorized imagery.
Renowned artist and filmmaker David LaChapelle also sued Rihanna demanding a share of royalties on the grounds that she stole the whole look and feel of the video, including the hot-pink latex she wears and various S&M accoutrements, alleging that "the composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood [and] theme" is directly derived from his works.
It appears that beleaguered R&B singer Chris Brown and pop songstress Rihanna have been maintaining clandestine contact via the social media network Twitter. Reportedly sharp-eyed fans happened to catch Breezy tweeting publicly to the Loud singer, although Brown quickly deleted the tweet which was meant for Rihanna's eyes only apparently.
According to reports, Breezy's tweet to RiRi read, "[You] got that pic I sent you" before the tweet vanished. Online sleuths were able to snag a screenshot of the tweet, all but confirming that the pair have been in friendly contact. Although some outlets are reporting that Brown meant to privately message the Barbadian beauty, neither side has stepped up to confirm the story behind the tweet.
Fans of Rihanna were alarmed to learn that the island-bred cutie and Brown have been in contact and began following each other on Twitter, which led to some uproar from Rihanna's fans. However, Rihanna addressed the furor in her usual spunky and defiant fashion, urging her rabid fan base to not take the Twitter union so seriously.
In 2009, Chris Brown was charged with assault after an argument between the then-couple led to physical violence. Brown was slapped with a strict restraining order that was softened to a "level one order" just this past February which allowed some contact. Brown, attempting to rehab his image since the incident, has reportedly had a few emotional blowups including online spats on Twitter and an alleged outburst on the set of the Good Morning America show.
Brown, still extremely popular, is riding high on the success of his Gold-selling fourth studio LP F.A.M.E.
Rihanna's fifth studio album Loud continues to be a stateside and global smash with several countries reporting multi-Platinum status for the release.
Her latest single may be called Man Down, but at her concert Sunday night in Saskatoon, Rihanna proved she is the woman on top.
The 23-year-old, Barbados-born singer played to a packed Credit Union Centre in a show that featured more costume changes than Cher and more stage tricks than KISS. The stop was part of her Loud Tour, named after her 2010 album. It certainly was loud and sexy. The concert had everything. Sexy dance moves, sexy costumes, sexy wind machines. Sexy baseball bats?
It was an incredibly polished show that was, above all, entertaining.
On a stage with four moving, circular screens (not to mention three gargantuan traditional screens) the show went by in a blazing, neon two hours.
She emerged from a space pod contraption to perform the first song of the night, Only Girl in the World. With her blue trench and mass of Ronald McDonald-hued curls, she was the picture of pure, undulating confidence from beat one.
The evening was sensory overload, from the lights to the fireworks and the perfectly synchronized dancers to the never-ending outfit switches. Who ever designed her stage deserves huge credit because there was never a dull moment, whether hydraulics were lifting the supernatural beauty to the sky or a giant pink army tank (taken from her video for Hard) spewed steam from its cannons.
A slew of familiar songs -- Disturbia, Shut Up and Drive, Man Down -- got a huge reaction from her shrieking fans. She wasn't shy about getting up close and personal with the audience, including one shocked and thrilled fan who found herself directly underneath the grinding singer. A family show it wasn't (though there were a fair number of children in the audience). Groping and grinding were as much a part of the show as Rihanna's beautiful singing voice.
By the time she reached costume six (a flowing canary yellow gown), it was time to slow things down. (Cue the wind machines.) A trio of songs -- Unfaithful, Hate That I Love You and California King Bed -- showed off her singing ability.
There were more fireworks, a little confetti and some insanely short jeans shorts before the night was out. Rihanna wrapped up the show with What's My Name, Rude Boy, Take a Bow and more.
The night opened with Atlanta singer Cee Lo Green. His 45-minute set featured some big hits -- Crazy from his Gnarls Barkley work and Forget You (heard here in all its expletive-ridden glory). But he didn't seem to connect with the audience. It wasn't until he broke out the famous F-bomb song that most fans got to their feet. Add persistent and frustrating mic feedback into the mix and it was a pretty uncomfortable performance overall. The not-so-subtle video footage of women eating bananas didn't help. The only saving grace for the set was Green's gorgeous voice and a few incredible songs, including Bright Lights Bigger City, with which he opened.