Rihanna

Jul
18
Rap-Up TV: Yung Berg Talks Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Print,’ New Rihanna Record

Yung Berg is getting his hustle on. The Grammy-nominated producer-songwriter, who has worked with artists including Lil Wayne, Tamar Braxton, and Ray J, is cooking up hits for megastars including Rihanna, Diddy, and Nicki Minaj, who he calls one of his best friends in the industry.

The Pink Print is the female Blueprint,” Berg aka Hit Maka! told Rap-Up TV. “Jay Z put out the Blueprint. I think The Pink Print really personifies that, and not only that, I’m really involved in it.”

When asked what we can expect, he said, “You just gotta look out for greatness. It’s gonna be crazy.”

The album will be a true representation of who Nicki is. “I think she gave you guys a really great example with ‘Pills N Potions,’” he said. “It has rap in it, it has singing, but at the same token, it’s really just more about Nicki being Nicki. I really feel like she’s coming from the heart with this joint.”

When asked if Drake will be on the album, he said, “I wouldn’t put it past her. You gotta look out for some Drake records. Hopefully, I’m a part of that.”

He also penned a song called “All Night” for Rihanna, which was produced by Nic Nac (Chris Brown’s “Loyal”). “Me and Nic Nac went in,” he said. “It’s about being down all night.”

Additionally, he has been in the studio A&Ring Puff Daddy’s upcoming album Money Making Mitch.

Jul
14
Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Dating Chris Brown, Battling Rihanna

Karrueche Tran

Karrueche Tran has been in the headlines for her on-again, off-again relationship with Chris Brown. While she normally shies away from interviews, the R&B superstar’s girlfriend opened up about all the heartbreak and drama during her appearance on Keke Palmer’s BET talk show “Just Keke.”

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Jul
14
Rihanna Celebrates Germany’s World Cup Win

Lukas Podolski, Rihanna, and Bastian Schweinsteiger

Out of all the soccer fans at the FIFA World Cup, few were more excited than Rihanna. The pop diva cheered Germany on to a win at Sunday’s Finals at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

With a Brazilian flag painted on her throat and a beer in hand, she watched Germany defeat Argentina 1-0 and even flashed her bra to the crowd. As she had done throughout the tournament, she live-tweeted the game to her 36 million followers.

“Congrats to my German boyz! This was the most epic experience of my entire life! You guys made me so proud to be here,” tweeted RiRi.

German player Mesut Özil took the shirt off his back and gave it to RiRi, who proudly put it on as she celebrated the victory with the team. She held the 18-karat gold trophy while Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger kissed her on the cheek. She also congratulated her “hitta” Mario Götze, who scored the winning goal.

“I touched the cup, held the cup, kissed the cup, took a selfie wit the cup!!! I meeeaan…… what is YO bucket list looking like bruh?” she said.

See more pics from the celebratory evening.

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Jun
26
Rihanna Wows on the Cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

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After gracing the cover of countless fashion magazines in the U.S. and Europe, Rihanna brings her beauty to the July/August issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. The fashionista covers up, but still looks gorgeous and glamorous in the photos shot by Ruven Afanador.

RiRi rocks a mesh veil and Cartier jewels on the stunning cover, which includes the tagline, “Rihanna of Arabia: The new modesty, cover up in style.”

She puts a modern twist on traditional Middle Eastern garb including head scarfs and veils, and also wows in a hooded dress and sparkly black catsuit.

RiRi was pleased with how the shoot turned out, tweeting, “@BazaarArabia shot by my new fave photographer, Ruven.”

See more photos from her exotic spread below.

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Jun
12
Rihanna Gets Animated in DreamWorks’ ‘Home’ [Trailer]

Home

After making her big-screen acting debut in the 2012 sci-fi film Battleship, Rihanna is taking on a new role. The pop superstar lends her voice to DreamWorks Animation’s film Happy, based on Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday.

RiRi plays the lead character Tip opposite “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons. Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin also lend their voices.

In the film, friendly aliens invade Earth to escape their mortal enemy. When one of their own (Parsons) accidentally reveals their whereabouts, he has to flee with a teenage girl (Rihanna), taking a road trip across a postapocalyptic America. Along the way, he learns what it means to be human.

Rihanna is reportedly working on a concept album based around the film and will perform new songs in the movie.

Home lands in theaters on March 27, 2015.

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Jun
11
Big Sean and Rihanna Hit the Studio

Big Sean and Rihanna

Are Big Sean and Rihanna cooking up a collaboration? The Detroit rapper hit the studio with the “Most Desirable Woman” in L.A. last night, sharing the moment on Instagram. RiRi rocked a bucket hat and Trapstar T-shirt while standing next to Sean, who was decked out in a BAPE tee.

“My niggaz #FinallyFamous #FFOE,” tweeted Sean, who was also joined by his Finally Famous crew members SAYITAINTTONE and Earlly Mac.

Over the weekend, Sean was in the studio with “We Found Love” producer Calvin Harris (Could Rihanna be featured on the song?).

While we can only speculate, we do know that Sean has been hard at work on the follow-up to last year’s Hall of Fame.

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Jun
8
Rihanna Named Most Desirable Woman at Guys Choice Awards

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Not only is she a Fashion Icon, Rihanna is also the Most Desirable Woman. Spike TV presented the sexy singer with her first pair of Mantlers at the 2014 Guys Choice Awards, which were taped at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. on Saturday. But instead of going nearly naked, she remained covered up in a slinky black dress.

RiRi accepted the award from Kevin Hart. “How many men are mad that she didn’t come naked?” asked the comedian, to which RiRi responded, “I knew pervs like you would be here.”

“Thank you for voting me this at 26 ’cause it goes all downhill from here,” she continued. “This is a fun award, I appreciate it, and shout out to all the real men out there.”

She also ran into Aaron Paul backstage. “My life has been completed!!! #Pinkman4President,” said RiRi after meeting the “Breaking Bad” star.

The 2014 Guys Choice Awards will air June 11 at 9 p.m. on Spike TV.

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