Rihanna

Oct
26
Rihanna Invades Atlanta for ‘Rogue Man’ Fragrance Launch

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Rihanna shut down Macy’s Lenox Square for the launch of her first men’s fragrance, Rogue Man, in Atlanta on Saturday. The Rihanna Navy showed up in droves to catch a glimpse of the pop megastar, who looked stunning in a midriff-baring top and long black skirt.

The first 300 fans who purchased $69 or more in product got to meet and take a photo with their idol. RiRi was all smiles as she kissed babies and even cradled one emotional fan.

“Thank you Atlanta for coming out to celebrate the launch of my very first male fragrance #ROGUEMAN with me!” she tweeted.

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

Rihanna has been laying low as she records her eighth album. She has been in the studio with hitmakers including DJ Mustard and Ester Dean, but an official release date has not been announced.

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Oct
2
Eminem, Rihanna to Perform at Veterans Day Concert

Eminem and Rihanna

Eminem and Rihanna will come together to salute the nation’s veterans with a televised performance at “The Concert for Valor.”

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Sep
26
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Hit the Studio with Ester Dean

Rihanna and Ester Dean

Ester Dean was back in the lab with two megastars. The singer-songwriter behind hits for Beyoncé and Katy Perry shared photos from her recent studio sessions with Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.

Dean, who wrote several hits for RiRi including “Rude Boy” and “What’s My Name,” reunited with the pop superstar and shared a black-and-white photo of the two of them on Instagram.

Rihanna has been quietly working on a new album with hitmakers including Elijah Blake, Yung Berg, and DJ Mustard, who submitted a ballad. “It’s not like anything you’ve ever heard from me before. Some new shit. New sound,” Mustard told Rap-Up TV.

After collaborating on “Pills N Potions,” Nicki Minaj also reconnected with Dean to work on The PinkPrint, due November 24. “That smile means ‘today was a good day,’” said Ester, who posed alongside Nicki.

Ester recently wrapped filming Pitch Perfect 2 and has been busy heading up her own label Eye Know a Secret Records alongside Interscope. One of the first releases is her Juicy J-assisted single “Twerkin 4 Berkin.”

Check out a photo of Ester in the lab with Nicki below.

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Sep
16
Rihanna Blasts CBS for Pulling Song from ‘Thursday Night Football’

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Rihanna is firing back at CBS after the network pulled her song from “Thursday Night Football.”

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Sep
10
Rap-Up TV: Elijah Blake Talks ‘Drift’ EP, J. Cole, & Writing for Rihanna

Elijah Blake has penned records for everyone from Britney Spears to Mary J. Blige, but on September 30 he will step into the spotlight with his own EP Drift. The majority of the eight tracks were produced by No I.D., with contributions from J. Cole, Pop & Oak, and Illangelo.

Rap-Up TV recently caught up with the multi-platinum singer-songwriter, who is managed by Roc Nation, to discuss the project.

“You can expect No I.D. at his finest. He’s pushing it,” said Blake, who is signed to No I.D.’s ARTium imprint on Def Jam. “I think everybody’s heard him do stuff for Common and Kanye, like the edgy hip-hop stuff, but this time they’ll really get a glimpse of No I.D. doing some cool, progressive R&B, soulful production.”

Cole produced and is featured on “Vendetta,” which leaked last year. “[Cole] felt like the song didn’t get the proper treatment, so this is our way of putting it back out there into the universe and letting people hear it in the best way possible,” said Blake.

When he’s not working on his own music, he’s been in the studio with Usher, Keyshia Cole, and Rihanna.

“She’s always on some new stuff. She never even stopped recording,” he said of the “Diamonds” singer. “I think right after the last album dropped, she was in the studio two weeks later. They ain’t even know what album they was gonna put it on, but that’s why she’s probably one of the best of our generation.”

Check out the Drift cover art and tracklisting below.

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Sep
10
Rihanna Transforms in TUSH Magazine

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Rihanna switches up her look yet again in the pages of German fashion magazine TUSH. The fearless fashionista transforms into an otherworldly goddess in the dramatic photos, shot by Gomillion & Leupold and styled by Nadia Rath.

She rocks a long gray wig, frosted eyebrows, and a pair of white feathery wings as she poses in the Nevada desert.

The issue hits newsstands internationally starting September 18.

See more photos from the avant-garde shoot below.

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Sep
6
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, & Pharrell Kick Off New York Fashion Week

Rihanna and Adam Selman

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 kicked off with a bang on Friday. Although she missed the presentation, Rihanna still made a grand entrance at Adam Selman’s runway show. Wearing an off-white baby doll dress and pearls, the fashionista snapped several flirty photos with the designer backstage.

When asked about the passing of Joan Rivers, RiRi told a paparazzo, “It’s very sad, actually.”

Nicki Minaj, who was in town to perform at CBS’ “Fashion Rocks” on Tuesday, turned heads in Marc Jacobs at Harper’s Bazaar‘s toast to Icons at The Plaza Hotel.

The stylish soirée also brought out Miguel and Lady Gaga, who looked sexy and classy while performing some jazzy tunes.

Fresh from the NFL kickoff game, Pharrell Williams showcased his G-Star Raw for the Oceans collection, which uses Pharrell’s Bionic Yarn textile company to turn plastic debris from the ocean into yarn and fabric.

50 Cent also joined the Fashion Week festivities, kicking it with Rev. Al Sharpton at Russell Simmons’s Argyleculture runway show.

See all the star sightings below.

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