August 17th, 2012
09:52 AM ET

Rihanna on Chris Brown: 'I lost my best friend'

Rihanna has been pretty open about the fact that, when it comes to whatever dealings she may have with former boyfriend Chris Brown (who pled guilty to assaulting her in 2009), she's going to do what she wants.

Three years and two remixes later, the "Birthday Cake" singer is opening up to Oprah about the night that changed everything between her and Brown.

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Drake, Rihanna lead MTV VMA nods
July 31st, 2012
10:15 AM ET

Drake, Rihanna lead MTV VMA nods

Rihanna and Drake are used to collaborating on music together, but they'll be in competition at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

The two music stars lead the pack of nominees this year, with both of them having five shots each at winning a statue.

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Rihanna misses 'SNL' rehearsal, tweets Brown a birthday greeting
May 7th, 2012
12:44 PM ET

Rihanna misses 'SNL' rehearsal, tweets Brown a birthday greeting

Rihanna may have been too under the weather for a rehearsal, but she did make sure to send her ex some birthday love.

The singer was the musical guest on the latest "Saturday Night Live," and her rep confirmed to CNN that she didn't appear for a rehearsal because she was "was sick, so she needed to save her voice for the live show."

But Idolator reports that she made sure to tweet Chris Brown a Cinco de Mayo birthday greeting before she took to the "SNL" stage.

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Rihanna ran out of [bleeps] about those Coachella photos ...
Just in time for 4/20, pop star Rihanna has apparently declared a truce with MTV.
April 20th, 2012
11:23 AM ET

Rihanna ran out of [bleeps] about those Coachella photos ...

Seeing that Rihanna shared photos of herself partying at Coachella last weekend, it makes sense that the singer isn't concerned about reactions.

MTV posted images Thursday of the pop star messing around with some sort of substance while at the music fest, writing along with it, "Yikes. @Rihanna's marijuana photos from Coachella spark controversy."

The tweet's since been deleted, but not before Rihanna could write back, "@MTV Yikes… @rihanna ran out of f***s to give."

"Well played,” was the music network's response. (Well, would you look at that? A truce, just in time for 4/20.)

Rihanna's been shrugging off the responses to her Coachella photo session all week. On Tuesday, she appeared to write in response to fan comments about the photos, "I'm crazy, and I don't pretend to be anything else."

Rihanna on Chris Brown: I'm going to do what I want
April 4th, 2012
05:53 PM ET

Rihanna on Chris Brown: I'm going to do what I want

Say what you will about Rihanna's collaboration and seeming reconciliation with her ex Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to one count of assault in connection to an argument he had with the Barbadian pop star in 2009, but the singer is hearing none of it.

She tells Elle magazine in its May issue of the backlash to her decision to work with Brown that she understands people have their opinions, but she's not going to let them sway her.

"The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it," Rihanna says in the interview. "People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

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Katy Perry and Rihanna to collaborate?
March 22nd, 2012
02:28 PM ET

Katy Perry and Rihanna to collaborate?

It looks like Katy Perry has a bit of a musical crush.

The “Last Friday Night” singer told MTV she's eying a duet with Rihanna.

"I've always wanted to [collaborate with her] and she's always wanted to and that's very genuine," Perry said during "MTV First: Katy Perry," which aired on the network on Wednesday. "We're not just shooting the sh–. We're not, like, just kind of beating around the bush. But really we want to."

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