Rihanna 'parties away pain'
has reportedly raised concerns among her friends that she is partying "the pain away". The singer recently ended her relationship with bad boy rapper Chris Brown after a turbulent few months. Chris and Rihanna
, who first split in 2009 after Chris assaulted her, rekindled the romance seven months ago, but have been plagued by rumours of arguing and break-ups since. The final straw is said to have come last week when Rihanna
discovered Chris had been partying with his ex-girlfriend model Karrueche Tran. The 25-year-old has allegedly raised concerns that she is not handling ... [ read more ]
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Tiara Thomas & More Help Wale Fill "Gifted"
... rapper talked about wanting his music to speak for him."I'm not even gonna do all that other stuff. I'ma talk with the music. Until my album drop, until June 25, I'ma talk loud with the music," Wale said, refusing to give any summations of his upcoming LP. "I've done everything I could do, I've said everything I could say. I've kissed the babies, I've shook the hands -- now let's let the music talk because I ain't about to come here and tell y'all exactly how I feel no more. I'ma let it all sing in the music," he huffed. (MTV) Rihanna
, Nicki Minaj, Tiara Thomas & More Help Wale Fill "Gifted" ... [ read more ]
Wale Teams With Rihanna, Nicki Minaj on 'The Gifted'
... notable tracks include "Hella," with YG and Dom Kennedy, which has the feeling of Beyonce's "Party" set on West Coast Customs shocks; "Sunshine," a Spanish Harlem-tinged number that involves cowbell; and the outro, where Wale says, sneering, "Where your keys at, playboy? I slang hyperboles, playboy." "Bad (Remix)" feat. Rihanna
This is a pretty big deal. Rihanna
has never gotten on a rap remix, to our knowledge. We were only previewed the first hook and first verse of this new version of Wale's inescapable single; there are high expectations for this song, and Austin was given strict orders not to ... [ read more ]
Rihanna (February 20, 1988)
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Her real name is Robyn Fenty - "Rihanna" is her middle name.
Guys Rihanna has been linked with include Shia LaBeouf, Josh Hartnettt, Drake and Matt Kemp - he's a baseball player for the Dodgers that she went out with near the end of 2010.
She's from Bridgetown, Barbados, and was discovered when she was 16 by an American record producer named Evan Rogers, who saw her when he was on vacation there. Rogers, who was lead singer of the group Rythm Syndicate ("P.A.S.S.I.O.N.
"), was married to a Bajan woman and a regular visitor to the island. He brought Rihanna to the United States and helped her put a demo together, which got the attention of Def Jam Records and their president at the time, Jay-Z, who signed her to a deal the night she auditioned.
She doesn't demonstrate much diva behavior, but she does own at least 1,500 pairs of shoes.
Rihanna believes she has a very large forehead. She calls it her "fivehead."
She was dating Chris Brown
when he assaulted her the night before the Grammy Awards in 2009. Both had to miss the ceremony, and Brown was ordered to stay 100 feet away from Rihanna at all times. In February, 2011, a judge eased the restraining order, which Rihanna didn't contest. She explained that the assault was a personal thing, and she didn't want to hurt his career by preventing him from appearing at awards shows.
When Rihanna was the cover girl for Rolling Stone in April, 2011, she said, "I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to be spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned - you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs... I'd rather have him use his hands."
Rihanna was Esquire magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2011.
Rihanna was famous in America before she was well-known in her home country. She was never into the traditional music of Barbados, and her stardom on the island came with her global success.
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