Rihanna

Aug
6
Drake Shows Love to Rihanna Following Devil Controversy

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Drake is clearing up rumors that he dissed his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

During OVO Fest in Toronto on Monday, the Canadian rapper was performing “Days in the East” when a fiery 6 flashed on the screen behind him followed by a photo of the “Diamonds” singer. The satanic imagery repeated itself three times.

While many thought he was insinuating that Rihanna was the devil, Drake took to Twitter to clarify.

“My album title is VIEWS FROM THE 6. The 6 is Toronto,” he said on Wednesday. “Rih is a great girl who I know is about to kill this tour with Eminem. It’s all love!!”

The superstars have dated on and off, but haven’t been seen together in a while.

Watch the controversial imagery below.

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Aug
6
Win Tickets to Eminem and Rihanna’s ‘Monster Tour’ in L.A.!

The Monster Tour

In just one day, Eminem and Rihanna will kick off their co-headlining “Monster Tour.” After giving fans a preview at Lollapalooza, the powerhouse duo will bring its three-city stadium show to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday and Friday.

Rap-Up is giving two lucky readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to the epic outing, which travels to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on August 16-17, and Detroit’s Comerica Park on August 22-23.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or enter to win below.

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Aug
4
Rihanna Goes Green for MAC Viva Glam

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All green everything. Rihanna switches up her look yet again in an ad for MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam campaign. The fashion icon rocks a bright green wig and lime green dress in the striking image, which she revealed on Twitter.

The lipstick and lipglass will go on sale in September with all sales benefitting women, men, and children living with HIV/AIDS.

Rihanna is creative and philanthropic partners with MAC Cosmetics, and hopes to raise $40 million while promoting safe sex amongst young people. “I want you to have fun—I love having fun—but you have to be responsible, you have to be safe. Protect yourself. You have to look out for yourself,” she said.

Just last week, RiRi unveiled the first ads for her men’s fragrance “Rogue Man,” which also hits stores in September.

On Thursday, she will kick off her three-city “Monster Tour” with Eminem at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Aug
2
Eminem and Rihanna Perform ‘Stan’ at Lollapalooza

Rihanna and Eminem

Lollapalooza kicked off with performances from Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, and Eminem, who closed out day 1 of the three-day festival in Chicago on Friday.

Wearing grey jersey shorts and a T-shirt printed with LL Cool J’s Bigger and Deffer album cover, the hip-hop superstar returned to Lolla for the first time since 2011, performing a 90-minute set on the Samsung Galaxy stage at Grant Park.

In addition to ripping through hits including “My Name Is,” “Not Afraid,” and “The Real Slim Shady,” Em welcomed special guest Rihanna. The powerhouse duo gave fans a preview of their upcoming “Monster Tour” by performing their No. 1 collaborations “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster.”

But the highlight was when Rihanna filled in for Dido on Em’s 2000 single “Stan,” while the crowd waved their hands and sang along.

“Thank you @Eminem and Chicago for letting me share this moment with you at #Lollapalooza,” tweeted RiRi.

The music superstars will kick off their co-headlining tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, August 8. The three-city stadium trek will also play Detroit’s Comerica Park and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

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Aug
1
Rihanna Unveils ‘Rogue Man’ Fragrance Ads

Rogue Man

Sex in the air. Rihanna has unveiled the smoking-hot ads for her first men’s fragrance Rogue Man. The pop superstar gets up close and personal with a shirtless and tatted male model in one of the black-and-white photos.

“FINALLY!!! #ROGUE for MEN is here September!!! I’ve waited years for this moment!!” tweeted RiRi.

“LADIES!!! This September wake up next to your man smelling like this!!! Makes you wanna steal his Tshirts.”

Her women’s fragrance Rogue debuted last fall, and was nominated for Fragrance of the Year at the FiFi Awards.

Check out another one of the steamy ads below.

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Jul
29
Eminem and Rihanna Rehearse for ‘The Monster Tour’

Eminem and Rihanna

With a little over a week to go, Eminem and Rihanna are putting the final touches on “The Monster Tour.” The Detroit rapper has shared the first photo of him and RiRi in rehearsals for the stadium shows.

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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.