Rihanna Fires Up Rock in Rio Festival

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“Brazil, this is my very first time here and I’m so excited to share this moment with you,” said Rihanna during the first day of the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night (Sept. 23). With her brown hair in a ponytail and wearing red, white, and black striped shorts and a halter top, the leggy pop star set the park on fire with hit after hit, opening with “Only Girl (In the World),” spanking her male dancer during the fiery “S&M,” and storming the stage on a pink tank for “Hard.”

“Now Rio this is one of my favorite parts of the show. Rio, this is to you!” said RiRi before taking a shot and performing her celebratory LOUD single “Cheers (Drink to That).” She closed with her smash “Umbrella” as the sea of festivalgoers sang along.

Elton John and Katy Perry were also on Friday’s bill. Watch highlights from Rihanna’s set below.

“Only Girl (In the World)”

“Disturbia”

“Man Down”

“S&M”

“Hard”

“What’s My Name?”

“Rude Boy”

“Cheers (Drink to That”)

“Umbrella”



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57 Comments

  1. Music Lover

    She seem off Lstnight. either she was high or drunk a$$ f&ck or both.

    I’m sry she sounded a mess.

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    vvvalente Reply:

    @Music Lover, you sound a mess stupid
    shut up b*tch

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    Nickisno1 Reply:

    @Music Lover, get ur ass off… bitch

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    Romeo Reply:

    @Music Lover, She’s drunk & high all day everyday then. Loooool – This trick can’t sing!

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @Romeo, lol and you bitches rushed in her to say this?lol STANS..gota love you guys!!watch her sing love the way you lie pt.2…thatisall! #rihannanavy where you at? ready to celebrate our 11th #1 in like 2 or 3 weeks!!THAT RIHANNA REIGN AINT GUN LET UP! =P

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    Ans Reply:

    @Music Lover, she was probably drunk, she usually starts her day off with a few glasses of wine. The label is worried about their investment. Poor thing, she has talent I hope she doesn’t throw her career away.

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  2. Giamma

    I was there and had a blast!

    Queen Riri SLAYED!

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  3. ethan

    LMAOOO what the f*ck. You rihanna stans are so BLIND its pathetic. Stop calling her Queen RiRi and saying she slays, because clearly her perfomances were OFF. She is clearly exhaustated and needs a year off to grow as an artist and just to relax.

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    Romeo Reply:

    @ethan, Thaaaaaaaaaaank You!!!

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    sharlyn Reply:

    @Romeo, Lord. I Like her music and all but she was clearly a mess. Damn, she really needs a vocal coach. And please, because you stan for her doesnt mean you have to be deaf.

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  4. Rap*

    Idk why people always have to lie.

    Listen to Unfaithful.She did great and u can tell how much she has grown as a singer.

    She has off moments but please be real.

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  5. BEYONCELAND

    trash.com

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  6. talky

    oh Rihanna! what cn I say abt this woman that has not bn said already. arrest my case.

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  7. Word!

    Slayanna Fenty!

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  8. rhianna sucks

    Bitch sounded horrible queen my ass

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  9. Romeo

    Still performing Chris’s Song! Looooooooool

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  10. Dumbell

    Such a slut!! Cant do a performance without looking like Trash on stage. Done.

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    syreeta Reply:

    @Dumbell, shes wearing a skirt and a shirt just….just stop

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    isabella! Reply:

    @Dumbell, i have seen worse walking on the street, all these girls who wearing shorts that come up their ass. rihanna never dresses anything like this in public, she only does for music videos and tour because they are costumes.

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  11. Yo

    Rihanna was great. She was nervous in the beginning and it got the best of b until she gathered herself. She was too hype. And it’s funny how the main ones to comment are other Stan groups whose fav is flopping hard. *coughs* beyonce. I mean don’t u have 12345796 flop singles to purchase? But yet ur on a Rihanna post commenting on her. Hmmmm

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    Ronnie Ron Reply:

    @Yo, I don’t see how u can call beyonce a flop when her album is doin ok without da usual beyonce promotion. And unlike Rihanna beyonce didn’t release her whole album as singles. Still love em both doe lol

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Yo, Rihanna is a studio artist … she is not a live performer and that is fact. Google or Youtube any of her performances, she’s always off key during the song or out of breath. You & the other beings can talk as much trash as you like about Beyonce but she has done everything Rihanna has done only better w/ the exception of releasing an album every year, you see only desperate no talent hacks do that. When will the chick take a break?

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    sharlyn Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, Thank you.

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  12. KERI HILSON IS BADDDDDDDD AND SHES A THREAT TO UR FAV

    TRASH

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    Ans Reply:

    @KERI HILSON IS BADDDDDDDD AND SHES A THREAT TO UR FAV, please the last Keri Hilson performance was at Wal-Mart, get the f outta here!

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  13. IM SORRY

    it dont matter HOW MUCH you try to convince me that rihanna can actually sing and perform and that SHES QUEEN….. NOT GONNA HAPPEN! please take several seats!

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  14. Truth Teller

    I like Rihanna but I think that someone needs to show that they actually care about her well being. Rihanna clearly needs an intervention. She can SING when she’s focused and not TIPSY. Everytime I see her now she has a drink in her hand. Someone needs to seriuosly help her. This isn’t about her ability as an artist because this multiple GRAMMY AWARD WINNER has NOTHING to prove to anyone. But I can see that she’s an emotional drinker. I can see that when she loves you she loves hard, only to have her love taken for granted (Dad, Chris Brown, FAKE friends and Family). I really hope and pray that someone saves this girl from herself.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Truth Teller, I didn’t know Dr. Phil was in the building … gtfoh! The girl likes to drink, I don’t think it has anything to do w/ emotions. This is the character that she has created for herself (good girl gone bad) & she does EVERYTHING to live up to it. P.S. no she can’t SING.

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  15. Kim

    Keep doing your thing Ri you continue to make the haters sick as you soar and live your dreams, and they sit behind a computer hiding.

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  17. LilRoyalty

    RI RI BITCH DO U GIRL…FUCK WAT EVERYBODY ELSE SAY OR DO THATS Y U DA SHIT..CUZ U DO U AND NOT THE OTHERS..RUDE BOI IS 4ever my shit..bitchu wooork on that one…TOUR. AGAAAAIN

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  19. CoolR

    Rihanna sells sex. Not a bad thing. She does her thing. No matter what people say… she stay wining. I mean I’m not a super fanatic…. but I can give cred. She’s never been a crazy hot vocalist live….or much of a great performer, but she promotes fun. She’s young, so she does her thing & big might I add. Just look at her track record. This next album will be platinum too.

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  20. Bless Up

    RIHANNA – If you see this post, please consider slowing down and really focusing on yourself. I have seen abuse and I recognize the effects. The sleeplessness, trust issues, flashbacks, booze to drive out the pain, distrust, avoidance, depression, anxiety, loss of hope for the future (dark behavior), self sabotage, Fear of intimacy, and inability to concentrate. I too hope that someone HELPS you because if they don’t you will surely end up another statistic. R.I.P. Amy Whinehouse.

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  21. Lisa

    Anyone who says these performances were good, is out of their mind. I like Rihanna, but this is really not cutting it. People pay money to see her, she needs to work for her money. Seriously work.

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  22. Britt

    Everyone who makes a comment about Rhianna is not a Beyonce stan, so please save that shit ok! She sounded off, that is not hating that is just simply telling the truth. She really needs to take a break and take some singing and dancing lessons.

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    hey Reply:

    @Britt,

    about 90% are though. I really don’t get it either. I like rihanna but not for her singing abilities.

    I also don’t understand why people comment on singing abilities like that’s the only thing that keeps an artist hot. LOOOONG time ago maybe, but MJ, Janet, Britney, hell most of the singers from the 80′s AND 90′s couldn’t sing worth a damn and made a good living entertaining. Rihanna IS NOT a singer, but she does something for somebody. That’s why she’s up there and her haters aren’t. True story.

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  23. Gina

    rihanna makes music for her fans not for you haters her fans want her to keep making music
    she is taking breaks already and she is not going nowhere!

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  24. hidyman

    why Rihanna needs to take a break because beyonce is pregnant ha is not gonna happen keep dreaming haters

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    Lisa Reply:

    @hidyman, Rihanna and BeyoncĂ© both have solid fanbases. They wouldn’t be able to hurt each other’s careers. Cut the bullshit.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @hidyman, Rihanna needs to take a break because clearly she is exhausted. B or her fans are not worried about Rihanna because she has ALOT of work ahead of her to get to that level BELOW B.

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    hey Reply:

    @KaramelKisses,

    then why exactly do you care whether she takes a break or not? You must like her or hate her enough to be concerned.

    How you gon take energy to tell a successful artist how to be successful? She ain’t been listening to you this far, why would she now?

    and if you had a chance to get some money, you wouldn’t take a break either. You talkin’ from a real comfy place BEHIND your computer. find a hobby YOU like and you ain’t got to worry about what Riri doin!

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  25. Oh

    Wtf? RiRi had too many shots! She’s a rockstar though! Shid I’d go to a concert and have shots with her!

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  26. Jordan Gabriel

    she can’t sing. she’s a gimmick but she’s likeable therefore bankable.

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  27. Clears throat

    Why dont she just become an adult film star?? She is just horrible at singing..This new album wont be successful..People are tired of her.

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  28. Ronnie Ron

    I think she need a break. She should go away for about 6 months to a year. I’m jus sayin soon ppl gonna get tired of her.

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  29. Mariana

    it just doesnt make sense u guys tellig that rihanna didnt perform well last night. she was drinking with katy before her show celebrating katy’s show. and so what? they’re friends in Rio having fun. The fact that she was drunk or not, didnt have an affect on her performance, what is proved by the reaction of the crowd. the show was perfect, hot and exciting. 100.000 people singing along with her, that can be such a bad thing.

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  30. kingb bish

    LMMFAOOOO @^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^DA HO

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  31. Michael

    This is just plain horrible. “Rude Boy” was probably the best out of all of them, and that really isn’t saying much.

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  32. WonderLand19

    I blame RihannaNavy. They lick her bum ALL the TIME. They dont tell her when shes bad.
    Its all ‘WE LOVE YOU RihaNNA!!, Your vocals are EPIC, Dont listen to the HATERS, there just mad. I Love RIhanna because shes all ABoUt the FuN FuN fUN’.
    RihannaNavy, please have several seats.
    How can you call yourself a singer when you cant sing? Rihanna is ruining her own voice and furture by smoking and drinking. She needs to have vocal lessons everytime shes about to perform. AND, stop releasing crap like ‘we found love’. UTTER RUBBISH!
    Rihanna needs to take 2 years off music and sort her self out. I doubt that will happen but hey.

    RihannaNavy YOU have done this to Rihanna.

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    hey Reply:

    @WonderLand19,

    when did rihanna say she was a singer? If her fans love her, why do you care?

    She’s obviously making money or these venues wouldn’t book her.

    I just don’t see why you care so much? If you dont like it, don’t listen.

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  33. Hi:)

    I like Riri and most of her songs, but I can’t honestly say this was good.. Looks like she had way to many drinks.. She definitely needs to work on her vocals

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  34. Say What

    Hey man i do not care about what you negative folks have to say about “OUR” rihanna because you have been trying to knock her off her game since forever. Now cant you see that your negative mess is only giving a biggggggggg helping hand to help “her navy” to stay strong right behind her?????? Shes Just Wonderfullllllllllllllllllll
    HATERS R Worthlessssssssssssss Asssssssss Bat Dropppppppppppppppppppppings!

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  35. Way2Go

    Oh HAIL THE QUEEN!! STANDBY Queen Queen Queen Queen Queen Queen and queeeeeeennnnnnnnnn!!!!! lets go RIHANNA!!!! look the crowd is screaming with their hands way up!

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  36. Way2Go

    LMAO!!!! Alllll the HATERS wants RIhanna to sit down sooooooooooooooooo BADLY it’s FUNNY!!! lmao!! Its clear as day she’s took the spotlight and all ur fav’s are currently standing behind her and on Alert just waiting for her to pass the torch!! Damn I’ve never seen one person be a threat this HEAVY!! shes diffently a force all on her own. Look at all the comments trying to prove useless points. Lmao. No talent is sooo played out and everyone can see that!! Even the haters. Rihanna is talented head to toe, inside and out. Created and given bitches and you will have to #deal im sorry thats just Life

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  37. hey

    I just don’t get it. If you don’t think the girl can sing (which I don’t, but I still like to look at her…it’s entertainment. Why do you think scrippers make such good fast money…cause people like to look at them…sucks, but it’s true), or you think she’s a stripper (which she isn’t although she does use her sexuality to make money…can’t judge, I’ve got skeletons in my closet too…accept she’s strong enough to put all hers out there and keep it movin’), or whatever…why are YOU still paying attention?

    Think about it while she lives her dreams (to be a successful rock star/sex symbol can’t judge her dreams…they ar hers) while you JUDGE pointlessly behind a computer….ignoring YOUR dreams. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

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  38. Clodawgg

    sad performances… she didnt even have enough breath to sing cheers… wow. she just cut out on the words and couldn’t hit her notes that she was takin breaths for. wow… i just cant believe she sounds good on records. huge discrepancy between live and recorded vocals with her. when she is recorded, her tone and style is flawless… when shes live, it is embarrassing. i just dont get it.

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