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Big-Time Hitmaker Accused of Raping His Protege

Lawsuit accuses 'Single Ladies' songwriter The-Dream of physical, psychological abuse

(Newser) - A music producer responsible for some of the biggest pop hits of the last two decades, including Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," has been hit with rape allegations. The-Dream, an eight-time Grammy winner who also worked on Justin Bieber'...

Rare Rihanna Concert Is for Asia's Richest Man

She performs first show since 2016 at pre-wedding party for son of Mukesh Ambani

(Newser) - Rihanna performed her first full concert since 2016 at, per USA Today , an "unexpected venue": a pre-wedding party for the son of Asia's richest man. The 36-year-old performed on Friday, the first night of three days of festivities in Jamnagar, India, for Anant Ambani, son of Mukesh Ambani,...

It's Another Boy for Rihanna, A$AP Rocky: Sources
Rihanna, A$AP Rocky
Reveal Photos of New Baby

Rihanna, A$AP Rocky Reveal Photos of New Baby

Riot Rose was born August 1

(Newser) - Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are sharing their first photos as a family of four. The singer and rapper shared a series of photos with Vogue showing themselves with new baby Riot Rose, born August 1, and his big brother RZA Athelston, 16 months old. Riot Rose's name was revealed...

When a Celeb Wants to Rent Your Home—for a Bananas Amount

Rihanna forked over $500K to stay in a Paradise Valley, Arizona, house during the Super Bowl

(Newser) - The math is astoundingly good: You buy a house for $7.3 million, then get paid $500,000 to let someone use it—for a single week. That's the situation Spyro Malaspinas found himself in, accidentally it seems. As the Wall Street Journal reports in a photo-filled piece, Malaspinas...

Dozens Complained to FCC About Rihanna's Halftime Show

Apparently some viewers found it too sexual

(Newser) - Of the 103 complaints made to the Federal Communications Commission regarding the Super Bowl, TMZ reports that "almost all of them" were regarding Rihanna's halftime show. Apparently quite a few viewers found it way too sexual, and made sure the FCC heard about it. At least two of...

Only Dude Not Watching the Super Bowl on Plane Goes Viral

Probably because he was watching 'Hitch'

(Newser) - Picture it: It's Super Bowl Sunday! Only instead of inhaling your entire 2023 allotment of bad party food while yelling at a big screen, you're stuck on an airplane with just plain bad food and a tiny screen (no yelling allowed—the FAA is sensitive about these things)....

Trump Calls Rihanna Performance 'EPIC FAIL'

He calls it the worst halftime show in Super Bowl history

(Newser) - Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show—in which she revealed that she is pregnant for the second time—got plenty of good reviews from fans, but Donald Trump is definitely not a fan. In a post on Truth Social, the former president slammed the performance as an "EPIC FAIL,...

Rihanna Reveals She's Pregnant at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rep confirms the news after the show

(Newser) - Fans went wild—those who were watching in person as well as, judging from the social media reaction, those who were watching at home—for Rihanna's halftime show at Sunday night's Super Bowl, her first live performance in seven years . Not only did the singer wow with her...

Super Bowl Halftime Show: Rihanna's First Live Event in 7 Years

Chris Stapleton will handle the national anthem

(Newser) - A halftime show that Rihanna promises will be “jam-packed” will sit at the center of the celebrity supplements to Super Bowl 57. But the 13-minute mini-extravaganza, her first live event in seven years, is only one part of the entertainment sideshow surrounding Sunday's big game between the Philadelphia...

Gaga Up for Second Oscar, but Rihanna in the Mix

In a surprise, entry from Taylor Swift does not get a best-song nomination

(Newser) - Lady Gaga and Rihanna earned Oscar nominations Tuesday in a best original song category that found Taylor Swift left out, per the AP . Gaga was nominated for " Hold My Hand " from Top Gun: Maverick, while Rihanna became a first-time nominee through " Lift Me Up, " a song...

It's a Baby Boy for Rihanna
It's a Baby Boy
for Rihanna

It's a Baby Boy for Rihanna

She and A$AP Rocky have their first child

(Newser) - A new celebrity baby has arrived. People reports that Rihanna, 34, and A$AP Rocky, 33, have had their first child together. The couple hasn't made an official announcement, but multiple outlets say Rihanna gave birth to a healthy baby boy last week in Los Angeles, per E! News . No...

Rihanna, A$AP Rocky Appear to Have Some Big News

Looks like Rihanna, 33, and the rapper are expecting their first child, based on her bump

(Newser) - Rihanna and her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, certainly made a splash in Harlem over the weekend, with some apparent big news. Per BuzzFeed and TMZ , the 33-year-old "Diamonds" and "Umbrella" singer stepped out for a photo shoot in A$AP Rocky's hometown, with Rihanna decked out in long ripped...

Rihanna Sues Dad Over Name
Rihanna, Dad Won't Meet
in Court After All

Rihanna, Dad Won't Meet in Court After All

She sued over the use of their last name for his business in 2019

(Newser) - Update: Just two weeks before Rihanna was due to meet her father in court over allegations that he was using their shared last name inappropriately, the case has been dropped. The BBC reports the singer alleged Ronald Fenty claimed his Fenty Entertainment was tied to Rihanna, and through it participated...

Business Ventures Have Made Rihanna a Billionaire

Forbes says she's now the world's richest female musician

(Newser) - Barbados-born star Rihanna now has a fortune bigger than the economies of some of her homeland's Caribbean neighbors. Forbes reports that the 33-year-old is now officially a billionaire—and the world's richest female musician—with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion. But while she has had...

A$AP Rocky: Rihanna Is the 'Love of My Life'
A$AP Rocky:
Rihanna Is 'the One'

A$AP Rocky: Rihanna Is 'the One'

'She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones'

(Newser) - Samuel Hines says that as soon he mentioned Rihanna to A$AP Rocky during a GQ interview, the rapper started "beaming like a teenager whose crush just accepted his prom invite" and called her "the love of my life." Life, the rapper told Hines, is "so much...

Tweets by Rihanna, Others Irk India

#FarmersProtest tweets 'neither accurate nor responsible,' government says

(Newser) - A tweet from singer Rihanna has apparently drawn the ire of the Indian government. On Tuesday, the pop star tweeted a news story about ongoing protests by farmers in India over controversial new agriculture laws with the message: “Why aren’t we talking about this #FarmersProtest.” Soon after,...

Rapper's Surprise Release Includes an Apology

He says sorry to singer Rihanna

(Newser) - Eminem's surprise album, which was released Thursday night, includes a apology. In a track titled "Zeus," the Detroit rapper seeks to atone for a line from a decade-old song in which he endorsed singer Chris Brown's 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. That song—which...

Rihanna Makes a Little History at British Vogue

She dons a durag on the May 2020 cover

(Newser) - British Vogue contributing editor Funmi Fetto calls it "a powerful mic-drop moment." Guardian fashion editor Priya Elan calls it history in the making. What's going on? Rihanna is the first woman to grace the cover of British Vogue in a durag (see it here ), a look...

Rihanna Explains the Thing She 'Couldn't Dare Do'

It relates to the Super Bowl

(Newser) - Maroon 5 rocked the stage at Super Bowl LIII, but only after other performers refused the gig with Colin Kaepernick in mind. Rihanna was one of them and, months later, she has no regrets. "I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people,...

Meet the World's Richest Female Musician and Her $600M

That would be Rihanna, per 'Forbes'

(Newser) - The world's richest female musician has a net worth of $600 million—and it's mainly not from her music. Forbes has bestowed the honor upon Rihanna, noting that the bulk of her fortune (about $570 million of it) comes from the Fenty Beauty cosmetics line she co-owns with...

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