Rihanna, with a new No. 1, says sorry to plane press
November 21st, 2012
02:28 PM ET

Rihanna, with a new No. 1, says sorry to plane press

The tales from press who were aboard Rihanna's tour jet for the past seven days have ranged from hilarious to distraught to some combination of both.

Rihanna herself, who couldn't have been completely unaware of the response to her 777 tour, made an apology to those who were along for her seven-day, seven-country, seven-city promotional ride when she landed back in the States Tuesday.

If you still haven't caught wind of the frustrated and forlorn updates from the "Rihanna plane," as it quickly became known, members of the press were frequently lamenting the inability to sleep, go outside, go to the bathroom, work with any ease or even have a drink of water. Worse still, the all-access that they were expecting was non-existent as Rihanna was barely around. (It got to the point that mock "Missing" flyers were created.)

But according to Us Weekly, whose editor Ian Drew was aboard the plane of pain, the singer isn't as "Unapologetic" as her new album's title makes her sound.

"I know you guys got barely any dirt," she said. "But I had to be good. I still sound like s***. It's impossible to spend time with everybody, and I'm sorry I didn't. But this was excellent and I would definitely do it again."

But Rihanna made press crews wait once again later that night in New York at her album release event in Manhattan. The Wall Street Journal chronicles waiting for "some two hours" before the pop princess made her appearance, but perhaps she was already celebrating her 12th No. 1 and was delayed.

According to Billboard, the "Diamonds" single from "Unapologetic," which is Rihanna's seventh studio album in seven years, has landed atop the Hot 100, overpowering Maroon 5's "One More Night."

"Diamonds" is one of 14 tracks on the recently released record, whose title is one of Rihanna's favorite words because "it sums it all up,” the singer told press Tuesday night in Manhattan.

"The reason the album is called ‘Unapologetic’ is because it’s the truth," she continued, "and there’s only so much you can put into 14 songs.”

Filed under: Celebrities • Music • Rihanna

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  2. gaga

    what will i watch on tv all day long today.

    November 25, 2012 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. M.

    fun night, great show. thank you class of 1981 for all the support

    November 22, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. Andy

    Rihanna – "I roll with the punches"

    November 22, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. bagladyboutique

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

    November 22, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • don't call yourself bag lady boutique

      people will think you suffer from depression and are low.

      November 22, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. you looked beautiful kiddo...i have the top

    we'll watch lazy bright–knock the audience dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(figure of speech lol)

    November 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hey

    I will be in california for 4 days...we can do lunch hang out on rodeo drive pass by the dash store say hi to kimmie

    November 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Evel what's the plan for tonight?

    I heading out....

    November 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. full of s**t

    Full of s**t dre freemont. Never heard of u.

    November 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steve DoMore

    she's purty!

    November 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Evel Knievel

    She needs a man to slap some sense into her.

    November 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Stylistic Dre Freemont

    I was talking to my agent this morning and GE has me scheduled for a gig over on the west coast. I've played LA before but not during the holidays. Glad all the east coast vs west coastt rap thing has calmed out. Me and my homies are laying chilly until Monday when we leave out Cali bound. I'm flying out first class and the others taking the bus. Being a world recognized rapper is tough biness but some of us bros gots to do it. WORD.

    November 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |

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