Rihanna Supports Drake at New York Show

Melissa Forde and Rihanna

Is AubRih back together? The rumor mill is heating up once again after Rihanna was spotted at Drake’s concert in Forest Hills, New York, on Tuesday night. With her BFF Melissa Forde by her side, RiRi held court in VIP alongside some of Lil Wayne’s family members.

When Drake performed “Trophies,” she was seen singing along and waving her hands in the air, and she didn’t seem to care who was watching.

According to TMZ, Drake and RiRi hit up 1OAK and The Attic following the show. The day before, they were also spotted leaving Griffin nightclub in New York.

The two have had an on and off relationship. Drake combated rumors that he was taking shots at RiRi during a recent show. “Rih is a great girl who I know is about to kill this tour with Eminem. It’s all love!!” he tweeted.

Rihanna is in between dates on “The Monster Tour” with Eminem, which wraps with two shows at Detroit’s Comerica Park on Friday and Saturday.

See footage of RiRi supporting Drizzy below.

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Rihanna in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show


Rihanna may be taking the stage at the Super Bowl next year. The singer is reportedly among the frontrunners for the 2015 halftime performance.

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Rap-Up TV: DJ Mustard Talks ‘10 Summers,’ Rihanna Ballad, & Jay Z

On Monday, DJ Mustard dropped his star-studded debut 10 Summers for free via Google Play. Prior to its release, the 24-year-old beatmaker teamed up with Brisk Bodega to preview the album for tastemakers at a listening event in L.A.

The project, which he describes as a “good classic West Coast album,” features appearances from Big Sean, Lil Wayne, YG, Lil Boosie, 2 Chainz, and more.

As the producer behind some of the West Coast’s biggest hits including Tyga’s “Rack City,” YG’s “My Hitta,” and Kid Ink’s “Show Me,” Mustard has been compared to the legendary Dr. Dre.

“That’s a big comparison,” he told Rap-Up TV. “I’m just happy that they’re comparing me to somebody that’s a billionaire. I can’t really complain.”

Now Mustard is expanding his résumé by producing for superstars including Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna.

“I got a song on her album already, but I’m tryna get some more,” he said. “It’s a ballad. It’s not like anything you’ve ever heard from me before. Some new shit. New sound. Might have me here for the next 30 [summers].”

Signed to Roc Nation, the in-demand hitmaker has also sent four beats to his boss Jay Z, and is confident a collaboration will happen. “We got a relationship, so I’m sure that’s coming regardless,” he said.

So where does he see himself a year from now? “Probably like $15 million up. I’m almost there. I think a year from now I should have $15 million. I’ll be cool.”

Rihanna Unleashes Tribal Style in W Magazine


Good girl gone tribal. Rihanna comes alive in the pages of W magazine. The “world’s wildest style icon” graces the cover of the magazine’s September issue. In the stunning photos shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, RiRi rocks tribal-inspired outfits and makeup.

She dons a Michael Kors fur coat and Alexander McQueen hooded cape while posing alongside wolves, and completes her animalistic makeover with a Ashley Lloyd headdress and a septum ring.

RiRi described her survivalist look as “eskimo horror.”

In another spread for the magazine, the fashion chameleon models Balmain alongside supermodels Naomi Campbell and Iman.

“3 Bad Balmain Bitche$ #BlackBeauty #3Generations #LEGENDS #BALMAIN,” she tweeted.

Check out more pics of the Balmain beauties below.

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Eminem and Rihanna Kick Off ‘Monster Tour’ at Rose Bowl

Rihanna and Eminem

Just days after Beyoncé and Jay Z wrapped the U.S. leg of their “On the Run Tour,” another powerhouse duo kicked off theirs. Eminem and Rihanna unleashed the three-city “Monster Tour” at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday.

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Drake Shows Love to Rihanna Following Devil Controversy


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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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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