March 22nd, 2012
02:28 PM ET
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."
March 21st, 2012
10:11 AM ET
At a Tuesday press conference in Hollywood, to announce their co-headlining tour, KISS and Motley Crue bragged that their show would feature live, take-no-prisoners rock and roll.
"No karaoke singers allowed. No fake bullsh*t," scoffed KISS bassist Gene Simmons. "Leave that to Rihanna-Schmianna and everybody else whose name ends with an 'a.'"
Later, Simmons' cohort, Paul Stanley, took the diss even further in an interview with CNN.
March 15th, 2012
05:40 PM ET
The Internet seemed to go into shock last month when Rihanna and Chris Brown released two remixes, each containing vocals of the other, but Rihanna doesn't see what all of the fuss was about.
The pop star told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Thursday that Brown just happened to be the right man for the job.
"I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake,’ because that’s the only person that really...it made sense to do the record," Rihanna said. "Just as a musician, despite everything else..."
February 21st, 2012
11:34 AM ET
The Internet has been buzzing that Chris Brown was going to appear on a song with his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, but the former couple has one-upped the gossip. On Monday, they revealed that they've collaborated on not one, but two songs together.
Yesterday evening, Brown tweeted a link to a downloadable remix of Rihanna's explicit "Birthday Cake" track featuring his vocals.
Rihanna followed suit, tweeting a link to a remix of Brown's "Turn Up the Music," which features her on a verse. She wrote along with it,"@chrisbrown Turn up the music remix #RihannaNavy #Teambreezy enjoy!!!"
December 20th, 2011
05:44 PM ET
Dutch fashion magazine Jackie is facing outcry after publishing an article in which it refers to pop star Rihanna as the ultimate "n****b****."
As posted on Parlourmagazine.com, the magazine's piece focuses on Rihanna's style, but uses the aforementioned language to describe the singer.
The responses poured in swiftly enough that according to Parlour magazine, the editor of Jackie, Eva Hoeke, issued a statement of apology on the publication's Facebook page, saying that "the author meant no harm" and that the headline using the words was meant to be "a joke."
Update, 12/21: According to the BBC, Hoeke has since resigned. In a press release, as posted in full on Parlour magazine's website, Hoeke explains that her initial reaction, "in which [she] indicated that it was a joke, has been a complete misrepresentation" of what she and the article's author meant. The statement adds that Rihanna will be invited to share her view on the piece in question in an upcoming issue.
November 1st, 2011
12:44 PM ET
Rihanna's fans in Sweden unfortunately didn't get to see the pop star perform on Monday night, as she came down with what sounds like a wicked case of the flu.
RiRi - who was not hospitalized, although a tweet she sent out may have made you think otherwise - apologized to fans in a statement on Monday.
"I am sorry to everyone who was coming out to my show in Malmo Sweden," the "We Found Love" singer said. "I was so excited to perform for you all. It would have been a great time…so much better than being sick with the flu, ugh! I'm really disappointed I couldn't be there."
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