May 7th, 2012
12:44 PM ET
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.
April 20th, 2012
11:23 AM ET
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."
April 4th, 2012
05:53 PM ET
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.”
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..."
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