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Rihanna Explains the Thing She 'Couldn't Dare Do'

It relates to the Super Bowl

(Newser) - Maroon 5 rocked the stage at Super Bowl LIII, but only after other performers refused the gig with Colin Kaepernick in mind. Rihanna was one of them and, months later, she has no regrets. "I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people,... More »

Meet the World's Richest Female Musician and Her $600M

That would be Rihanna, per 'Forbes'

(Newser) - The world's richest female musician has a net worth of $600 million—and it's mainly not from her music. Forbes has bestowed the honor upon Rihanna, noting that the bulk of her fortune (about $570 million of it) comes from the Fenty Beauty cosmetics line she co-owns with... More »

Rihanna's Fashion First: Her Own Label at LVMH

Singer to launch a luxury line, Fenty, this spring

(Newser) - Rihanna is entering a new field with "no artistic limits." In a few weeks, the singer will unveil the first products of her new Fenty label. That will make her the first woman to create an original brand for LVMH, the BBC reports, and the first woman of... More »

Rihanna Sues Her Dad

Over the use of their last name for his business

(Newser) - Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business, the AP reports. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, says that her father, Ronald Fenty, and his partner have violated her trademark... More »

This Year's Most Eye-Catching Met Gala Looks

Divine designs was the theme

(Newser) - Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds, and fuchsia; in crowns and in crosses; and even a pair of giant wings. One lesson of the night: If anyone can make a mitre modern, it's Rihanna. The Grammy-winning artist arrived... More »

'Slap Rihanna' Ad Does Not Go Over Well With Rihanna

Or anyone else, for that matter

(Newser) - Snapchat is in hot water over an ad that appeared on its app asking if you'd rather "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown." Snapchat quickly pulled the ad after images of it appeared on social media, telling the BBC in a statement Tuesday that the ad... More »

Anti-Abortion Dress Was Most Talked-About at Grammys

Rihanna skipped red carpet but wowed in trenchcoat

(Newser) - There were plenty of dazzling looks on display at this year's Grammy Awards, but there was a clear standout as most talked-about: Joy Villa turned up with a "Choose Life" handbag and had a picture of a fetus hand-painted on her ballgown, USA Today reports. The musician—who... More »

Spotify Has a Very Different Artist of Year Than Grammys

Ed Sheeran, largely shut out of awards nominations, is most streamed artist of the year

(Newser) - The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with Divide, streamed 3.1... More »

Outraged Rihanna Takes Up Cause of Woman Serving Life

Cyntoia Brown killed a man who paid her for sex when she was 16

(Newser) - If the name Cyntoia Brown isn't familiar, that could change soon thanks to the advocacy of Rihanna and other celebs. An Instagram post by Rihanna caused the hashtag FREECYNTOIABROWN to go viral Tuesday, reports the Tennessean . The 29-year-old Brown is serving a life sentence in Tennessee for a murder... More »

Chris Brown Describes Night He Beat Rihanna

'I felt like a f---ing monster'

(Newser) - In a clip from Chris Brown's new documentary , Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life, that is currently making headlines, the singer describes how his "fairytale" romance with Rihanna turned to a nightmare, Rolling Stone reports. After he lied to her about cheating on her in the early days... More »

Internet Loses It After Chris Brown Comments on Rihanna's Instagram

Most of her fans think he should stay away

(Newser) - Rihanna is in Barbados for Carnival , and on Monday she posted a photo to Instagram of herself sporting blue hair and a bejeweled bikini for the occasion. One of the people who commented on said photo? Chris Brown. The comment, posted from his official Instagram account, was simply the "... More »

Rihanna Has a New Beau

She was spotted smooching Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel

(Newser) - Rihanna has a new beau under her umbrella, er, in her pool. The superstar is reportedly dating Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel, who was spotted getting cozy with the singer in a pool in Spain recently, reports TMZ . According to People , Jameel runs a charitable branch of his family's Abdul... More »

In NBA Finals, Rihanna Has Unexpected Role

Kevin Durant seems to glare at her after a taunt

(Newser) - The NBA finals got underway Thursday, and one name making headlines isn't on either the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers. Yes, Rihanna allegedly shouted "Brick!" at Kevin Durant of the Warriors as he prepared to shoot a free throw, and, later, Durant appeared to stare her... More »

10 Most Eye-Popping Met Gala Looks

Rihanna declared 'queen of the ball'

(Newser) - High fashion was on display once again at the Met Gala Monday night, and it was all about avant-garde this year, in tribute to honoree Rei Kawakubo, the 74-year-old Japanese creator of the Comme des Garcons label. Some of the most talked-about looks at one of the ritziest nights on... More »

Humanitarian of the Year: Rihanna

At least according to Harvard

(Newser) - Rihanna is more than just a musician: She's Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year for 2017. In announcing the honor, the university noted Rihanna's charitable projects, including a breast cancer screening and treatment center she helped build in Barbados and a scholarship program she created for students... More »

Drake, J.Lo Picture Sets Internet Aflame

But is it just 'genius marketing'?

(Newser) - The internet is buzzing after Drake and Jennifer Lopez both posted the same photo on Instagram early Wednesday—a photo showing them cuddling. Neither actually captioned the photo, but many fans are assuming that it confirms existing rumors that the rapper and singer are dating. The rumors first circulated earlier... More »

10 Highest-Paid Musicians in the World

Somehow Diddy makes the list

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is officially bigger than the Rolling Stones—at least in North America. In Forbes ' list of the 30 highest-paid musicians of 2016, Swift takes the top spot by breaking the North American touring record formerly held by the Rolling Stones. She also has endorsements in the seven... More »

Guy Who Hacked Celeb Nude Photos Is Sentenced

He will serve 18 months in federal prison

(Newser) - A hacker who stole hundreds of nude photos of celebrities that ended up online in 2014's "fappening" won't be seeing any naked women for a while: Ryan Collins, a 36-year-old from Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, according to the Hollywood Reporter . He... More »

4 Things to Know From the VMAs

It was another epic night for Beyonce

(Newser) - Even in a career as glittering as Beyonce's, Sunday's MTV Music Video Awards will count as a massive highlight. She utterly dominated the night, winning eight awards, including Best Video for "Formation," and left the crowd in awe with what the AP calls an "epic... More »

Rihanna Was in Nice Preparing for Concert

Cast of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in area, too

(Newser) - As details emerge in Friday's truck attack in Nice, news on the celebrity front reveals that some high-profile stars were in the area and are accounted for and safe. TMZ and the BBC report Rihanna was in the city in advance of a Friday night concert she was prepping... More »

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