Rihanna Lends Voice to Coldplay Album

Rihanna and Coldplay

Rihanna has guested on hits for hip-hop’s biggest stars including Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye West, and now the pop starlet is set to rock with Coldplay.

The 23-year-old singer duets with frontman Chris Martin on “Princess of China,” one of the tracks off the band’s new album Mylo Xyloto.

Martin said he was nervous about approaching RiRi for the collaboration. “The album is designed as a whole piece. It has boy and girl lead characters and top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna… but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her,” he told The Sun.

They met at Coldplay’s New Year’s show with Jay-Z in Las Vegas in January. “We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, ‘Do you think there’s any chance?’ I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it.

“She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine. When the vocal happened I thought, ‘Wow, you sound different,’ but I think that’s also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her and it is written by a bloke from Devon.”

Coldplay’s fifth album Mylo Xyloto is due October 24.



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92 Comments

  1. Fan of a fan

    Amazing!!

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  2. Miszi

    Awesome great artist and great band together :D .

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  3. Sharp Tongue

    That Rihanna rain just want let up.

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    Alex Mikol Reply:

    @Sharp Tongue, That Rihanna reign just won’t let up.

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  4. Mook

    They can’t stop her!

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  5. back2basics

    congrats Riri

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  6. rihanna stan

    RIHANNA IS BETTER THAN BEYONCE NOW

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    Money King B Reply:

    @rihanna stan, Beyonce isn’t doing any Projects or work related events! So please, boo sit down! Plus Rihanna isn’t going to be able to sing that song live, because she can’t sing!!! Loooool
    Better? Butch please no matter who Rihanna collabs with Bey foot is still on her wide neck!!!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @Money King B, No you sit, Rihanna shitted on Beyonce this year and all you can do is pout lol.

    #STAYMAD

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, #AintMad. Shitted How, Went to grammy’s leaving with one grammy, loooooool! Hahahahahaha. Professionally no one is loooking for Rihanna, only the skanks and the easy people are. #stayconfused boo!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, LeToya your delusional you need a kiss from ASAP!!!!!!

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, Boooo. Answer the fucking question!

    isabella! Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, that is why coldplay wanted to collaborate with rihanna, and so many other artist have said they want to work with rihanna, boo how come no one is looking for rihanna yet she gets hundreds of request to do songs, every year. oh and this year alone rihanna’s loud has sold 3 million, not to mention the other 2 million it sold last year in just 5 weeks. how much has beyonce’s album sold? l.5 million, it has been out for two months now so who is beating who? rihanna isn’t even worried about beyonce once beyonce’s album sells even half of what loud has sold then talk.

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    Lo Reply:

    @isabella!, Did you know Beyonce and the the leader from Cold play id Halo at the Haiti concert. Loud has been out for almost a year and Beyonce at the end will top her sale like always. But what you don’t know is that everybody is checking for Beyonce, and wanting her to be on their records as wel even MS.RIH RIH. Bey shitted on Rih when she broke the twitter record when she doesn’t have atwitter.

    Music Stan Reply:

    @isabella!, Loud barely should 1.5 million in the States. #WhatReign

    Music Stan Reply:

    @isabella!, “barely sold” not “barely should”

    starzz Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, “only the skanks”, i understand that you dont like her and all but this article ALONE shows that people are looking for her…

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    DEMMI Reply:

    @Money King B, Ha Ha thats what they said about every song on Loud..and Vola..ain’t life a bitch!!!

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    tallent Reply:

    @Money King B, can you sing better

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @rihanna stan, KILL YOURSELF .

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  7. LeToya Reyna

    Nooooooo. Coldplay, my favorite band has just sold their amazing soul to auto-tune. What about Robyn or Solange or even Janelle Monae! I’m sooooo disappointed. Solange has an amazing voice, it’s a cross between r’n’b, soul and altenative! #ImMad
    As for Janelle it’s about soul and contemporary & Robyn is all pop and alternative. Rihanna is just autotune and bad english! Piiiiissssssssed Right Now.

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, Sit Down, Rihanna>>>>>>>>Your fav

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, Rocking to my 4, Bitch! Loud isn’t loud enough. boo woo!!!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, LOUD out beat IASF and 4 you mad lol

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, P.S Tell Rih Rih to never put that band around her bucket again!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, ok right after you tell beyonce simba wants his mane back!!!

    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, No No, Rihanna took it from Simba – Swagga jacking Bey and Teyana! #saynotoswaggajackingbucketheadfenty

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, How the hell did rihanna swagga jacked Beyonce old fashion ass.

    #SLAPYOSELF

    Lo Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, The Grammys didn’t say Loud is better than ISAF, because it surely got honored with 6 grammys.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, Umm – Did loud even hit #1 on Billboard ? LMAOOO – I’m still bored .

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    DIONFATALEI Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, Rofl Your Joking right?! Rihanna hardly uses autotune no more or less then Robyn, and Solange. I dont think Janelle uses it at all. Rihanna sings completely live and shes a stronger vocalist then Solange and Chris Martin himself. Your just being pressed & delusional. hahaha @ the Haters. That Rihanna Reign Just Wont Let Up!!!

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @DIONFATALEI, Wait Wait Wait. Boo did you just Solange uses auto-tune? Have You heard her live, she sounds better than her records. Rihanna sings good live? Who said that? Rihanna can sing?

    Find a hobby boo, good hearing is not your thing!!!

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    isabella! Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, its not your thing either, you can always tell who is hater, it is usually the person leaving several stupid comments like yours, you mad because rihanna is doing really good she is not worried about you or her haters we just direct you to the numbers,

    artist lie, people lie, numbers don’t!!!!!!!!!!!

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    tallent Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, what’s your meaning of people who can sing becouse rihanna can sing her voice may not be big but she can sing. i’ll belive rihanna can’t sing when you show me you can sing better.
    rest in peace

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    DEMMI Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, Don’t worry they in really good company..Bon Jovi, Edge, Marron 5 LOL!!!

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    tallent Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, you just made me hate coldplay

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  8. Kerry Johnson

    Hahhaha rihanna is slaying ya’lls fav’s

    Rihanna is goddess of pop

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, No No, Throne been taken by Katy Perry, she took that long time ago. Britney had it but you know. Lmao.

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, LeToya just beacuse your fav is flopping doesnt mean you have to bring goddess Rihanna down lol. Rihanna is about to slay again with her sixth album and there’s nothing you can do about it but pout LMAO!!!!

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, 6th Album with how many grammy’s? Rihanna is a mess, everbody knows it. Can’t keep a man. Can’t Sing or dance! Just a face that’s everybody knows and is warmed to. The chick is all looks and isn’t even that good looking. Bucket Head! ONly looks good with Make-Up. Loool Boo Woo. How is Bey flopping? From when she’s achieved everything she’s dreamed of that isn’t a flop. Bey’s having a baby that isn’t a flop, and still Bey is balling in the taboilds. Come correct!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, No come correct and kiss me. Rihanna is about snatch grammies and more hits.
    Everyone around the world loves her and you beyonce stans can hate all you want but rihanna will always slay ya’ll LMAO!!!!

    #KISSME

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, How, Bitch? Rihanna has only won one grammy, with a collabo. She’s a fraud!

    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, Rihanna has 4 grammies dumbass, lol stay mad

    Lo Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, Katy is irrelevant, I think the Queen of Pop should have best of both world’s or CROWDS of people, Urban and the Top 40, just like Michael did, and Beyonce is doing now. Rih Rih only song What’s My Name I heard being played in the hood, All of Bey jams are played. And Katy name is not ringing a bell when I bring her up.

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  9. Rap*

    Yeeeeeeeeeees haters stay pressed that, they wont work with flops.

    So RIhanna is not talented and cant sing…riight???

    Jay
    Eminem
    Bono
    Coldplay

    disagree BIIIIIIIIIIIIIITCHES.

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Rap*, She sounds good with autotune that’s all. jheeeeeez stop lying to her.

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    stud Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, DUMBASS you must first understand the logistics of auto-tune b4 u say she uses it…there are only three songs where she has used it: disturbia, live your life, and who’s that chick

    i know you dont like her but keep your opinions seperate from facts

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    Lo Reply:

    @Rap*, Who are the flops you are referring to? Not Beyonce, she song with
    Bono
    Jay Z
    Kanye
    Cold Play
    Tina Turner
    Stevie Wonder
    Luther Vandross
    and my girl song for Obama 2 times, and she song for Michael, Barbra Streinstein, and headlined Glatsonbury with this list it makes Rihanna look like Miley Cyrus.

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  10. Kerry Johnson

    Beyonce who
    Gaga who

    Thought so #SIT

    Rihanna is the best

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, Best At What? Gaga & Bey can sing and dance live. Lmao the only thing they have in common is they’ve all fell on stage. But Bey and Gaga can dance and sing. King/Queen B isn’t in no competition with rookie’s she loves her neck stepping throne as it is! Holler.

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, Bitch Kiss me, rihanna is goddess and you will deal!!!!

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    Lo Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, She is peasant.

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  11. rnb

    we all know the truth abour that:

    jay z paid them
    but we want to know : how much??????????????? because a great artsit never work with a shit like rihanna

    sorry but this is the fact….

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @rnb, LOL You mad, Rihanna is slaying your favorite chick in the game lol.

    Rihanna is Godddess of pop and all you can do is pout lol.

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    DIONFATALEI Reply:

    @rnb, Yea thats why Bono, Elton John, Bon Jovi,Prince & now Coldplay are among the list of aritst that admire Rihanna in many ways and have worked with her because Jay-Z paid them ( The delusions speak themselves) Stay Pressed.

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    ashley carmicheal Reply:

    @DIONFATALEI, THANK YOU!!!!!!! they make nooooooooo sense

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @rnb, Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank Yooooooou!!! Favor from Jay, Rihanna isn’t where she is today because of her talent, but Jay-Z!!!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, where do you think beyonce would be without Jay Z

    #SIT

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, Excuse Me. No No No No No No Went Tooo Far Bitch. Yo punkass need to understand, Beyonce has a stronger popularity pressence than Jay, so what are you talking about!!! Bey was balling before she even met Jay. DS was the business¬

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, Yea she a was balling with her little group that her evil twitsed father put her as leader when letoya luckett could have been. But Jay Z helped her out as a solo artist.

    #SIT

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  12. DIONFATALEI

    Rihanna can sing & dance live and ppl are to delusional to realize it. Shes a FARRR better dancer then Gaga and she has equally as great of a range as Gaga IMO. Her voice is just more unique because of her background. People aren’t use to hearing the west Indian tone of Rihanna, Bob Marley, & other west Indian artist so they don’t appreciate there uniqueness. Rihanna can Blow and there’s tone of proof to prove it. Shes just easily flawed sometimes, but who isn’t?

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  13. DIONFATALEI

    When will haters learn that the WORLD doesnt hate Rihanna, They Do. There alone on there desperate attempts of a life.

    RihannaNavyyyyyyyy *Rih Voice*

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @DIONFATALEI, Well Award shows, don’t like her! Loooool

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, They dont like beyonce either, she steal music and pay for grammies Loooool

    #SIT

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, That makes nooooo sense. It’s because They award real artists that have talent. gaga has won more awards than that trick! Don’t trip when it comes to Beyonce and her awards she deserves them

    #Bye Pussy Johnson!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, LOL everybody knows beyonce paid for half those grammies, and i am what i eat bitch lol

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    ashley carmicheal Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, 4 grammys, 4 amas, 3 bet awards, 18 billboard awards 2 vmas, 4 world music awards and literally COUNTLESS OTHERS…so sorry but they do like her

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna,

    There are many underground artists that are real good and don’t win awards.

    Open up your music selection and you’ll find this to be true. This is why you hear people talk about the validity of award shows.

    And Rihanna is still making music. I don’t think a business saavy person would invest in someone that won’t give them a return on their investment.

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  14. Kerry Johnson

    WE LOVE YOU RIHANNA

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  15. mayo

    Leave hov outta this lol this trick ain’t that good anyways juss a pop shittt

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @mayo, Looooooooooooooooool. Thank You!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, Did you tell simba yet!!!

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    LeToya Reyna Reply:

    @Kerry Johnson, You tell Sideshow Bob Yet?

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @LeToya Reyna, That bob albums outsold beyonce BDAY album LOL!!!!

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    Kerry Johnson Reply:

    @mayo, You MAD LMAO

    Rihanna>>>>>>Your fav

    #DEALWITIT

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @mayo,

    It’s kind of hard to leave Hov outta this, when he’s the one that banked on her…

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  16. DEMMI

    Maroon 5, Slash,Nuno,Bon Jovi and now Cold Play..

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  17. DEMMI

    Oh I forgot Edge and Elton John!!LOL..Whats with Rih and these Rockers…Lets not forget who is teaching her the drums…

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  18. bEEzy69

    SMFH at some of the comments here. I don’t know why I even bother reading them. No one can judge the song isn’t even out yet. And why bringing up Beyoncé, she has nothing to do with that post. Now why don’t you go have your stan war somewhere else.

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    DEMMI Reply:

    @bEEzy69, Why would we have our stan war somewhere else we were here first…You go an be holier than thou somewhere else!!! Oh this is fun!!!

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    bEEzy69 Reply:

    @DEMMI, Like I said. This is not a Beyoncé vs. Rihanna post. so why bringing that up?

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @DEMMI,

    It’s sad that arguing about people who don’t know you nor you them (personally) is fun.

    Why don’t you use your debate skills to create more food shelters for starving children. Beyonce’s made a charity for that. Maybe you should follow in her footsteps.

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  19. >

    that,s big gratz to her.

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  20. Kerry Johnson

    Kiss my triflin ass!!!!

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  21. Kerry Johnson

    Well once again Rhanna fans won this post LMAO!!!!

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  22. brainfood.com

    I really don’t understand the comparison. Beyonce’s got the vocal game locked down…after you get over your stan wars, you’ve got to agree with that.

    Now if I want to see and island girl get down, I’ll probably watch Rihanna. B and Riri’s marketing team know’s how to market them and they appeal to different audience…as you can see each fanbase says the other is “The Greatest..”

    Just give credit where it’s due and save your 3precious brain cells for something better than arguing about money that isn’t yours.

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    likkle peggy sue Reply:

    @brainfood.com, U ARE THE ONLY MATURE ONE UP HERE

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    Hi:) Reply:

    @likkle peggy sue, I know right.. all those stupid arguing stans. It’s a post about Rihanna, no need to bring up Beyoncé..

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  23. mayo

    Well said =)

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  25. Elisa

    You rihaha stans make me sick…first of all LOUD is her most successful album, do you remember Rated R that album FLOPPED. Do you remember LGOE tour that tour FLOPPED according to Pollstar. Remember Riri is managed by Jay-z, who is good friends with Coldplay front man. Jay-z hooked that chick up with coldplay. Just like he hooked her up with Eminem when her Rated R album was FLOPPING. Stop the nonsense, and yes LOUD sold more than IASF in the first few months, but by the ebd of the year year LOUD will not have sold more than IASF. Don’t forget about tours…Beyonce murders Riri in tour sales. RIRI need to greatful that Jay-z is managing her, because look at her previous eras she had the #1′s, but not the album sales, and don’t say GGGB, because that album had to rerelease to sell. Bitch just made Forbes list, but all her peers made two, and three times more that she did when she had a book, two albums, two tours, perfume, endorsements, etc, and been working like a dog. Why is that? Can’t sing, can’t performance, know as an industry whore, not respected. Releasing albums every year just to stay relevant. I give this chick about two, or three more years. She’s not even being talked about at awards shows, even after that performance at the billboard awards. RIRI stans are the only people who think she’s amazing, because nobody else does. Who were they talking about at awards shows this year…not RIRI? I give this chick about two or three more years.

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  26. Jfenty

    Can’t wait to hear it! I know the video will be amazing!

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