Rihanna Hits Red Carpet, Nixes Concert

Singer debuts at Met, cancels show on same day
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 11:40 AM CDT
Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York last night.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rihanna hit the red carpet last night for the first time since her alleged beating by Chris Brown, the AP reports. The singer, clad in a tuxedo, attended the Metropolitan Museum’s annual costume gala. Also yesterday, a comeback concert in Dubai—scheduled for May 28, the day of Brown’s next hearing—was canceled, E! adds. “It is not appropriate timing for her,” the organizer said.