Take a look behind the scenes of ELLE UK‘s April cover shoot with Rihanna. Click here to watch a video.
The Rihanna Diamonds World Tour previously scheduled for this evening at the TD Garden in Boston has been postponed it was announced this morning by Live Nation.
Unfortunately, following her sold out concert on Friday, Rihanna has contracted laryngitis and per doctor’s instruction is unable to perform this evening. Rihanna tweeted:
#BOSTON this is the hardest thing for me to deal with! I feel like we’ve been waiting on this day forever, and I’m hurt that I let you down. I hate disappointing people that never ever let me down!! I’m so embarrassed about this! Thank you for your prayers and well wishes! #DWT
Boston fans are instructed to retain their tickets pending rescheduling show date information.
The Baltimore performance (Tuesday, March 12) is expected to move forward as scheduled.
RiRi was photographed arriving at her London hotel earlier today (March 4).
She’s in the city for the launch of the Rihanna for River Island Collection tonight at their 301 Oxford Street store.
In other news, River Island presents a look behind the scenes at the first ever Rihanna for River Island campaign. Shot by Mario Sorrenti in New York, the campaign features Jourdan Dunn, Charlotte Free, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Ataui Deng and Tao Okamoto.
Think what you’d like about Rihanna’s horrible Grammys weekend of 2009 … but she’s moved on completely from that dark period in her life. And in a very candid new interview with Elle U.K., the “Stay” singer is opening up about how she feels more empowered than ever right now.
In new photos for the mag shot in Paris by Mariano Vivanco, Rihanna prominently displays the gun tattoo that she inked on the right side of her torso just months after she was beaten up by boyfriend Chris Brown. "Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No," she tells the mag. "That's why I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength. I'll never be a victim."
And that’s not the only gun tattoo that Rihanna, who just turned 25 last week, has on her body. She also sports an Egyptian-like falcon in the shape of a gun on one of her feet, ink that she got last summer just days after Brown got in a scuffle with the rapper Drake at a NYC nightclub. “Falcon s--t!!!!” she tweeted in June 2012, following up with, “Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep.”
Rihanna talks with Elle U.K. reporter Mark Allen about how this period in her life feels like a “fresh start” with Brown, and goes on to say that in five years, she sees herself with a child … which we can only assume she’d want with her “Don’t Wake Me Up” singer beau.
"I will probably have a kid," she tells the mag. "Right now, that's just what we want, a great friendship, that's unbreakable," she continues. "Now that we're adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and we're thankful for that."
RiRi also opens up in the interview about other topics, ranging from her music and touring, to her “now-infamous 777 plane trip” – aka: the publicity trip from hell for journalists around the world. And being that this is Elle, she talks all about her burgeoning fashion designing career.
Elle U.K.’s spread shows off RiRi’s spring/summer 2013 River Island fashion collection – her first ever -- which she premiered recently at London Fashion Week. On one cover, she dons a black, zip-through River Island skirt paired with a Louis Vuitton monochrome top. And on the other, a striped bra from the same collection peeking out from Prada’s silk and satin stole
The April issue of Elle U.K. hits newsstands on Wednesday, March 6.
Rihanna opens up about her relationship with Chris Brown, her desire to start a family, and one of her infamous tattoos in Elle UK.
Talking about her renewed romance with Brown, who assaulted her in 2009, the singer says, “Right now, that’s just what we want, a great friendship, that’s unbreakable.”
“Now that we’re adults we can do this right,” Rihanna tells the magazine. ”We got a fresh start and we’re thankful for that.”
The “Stay” songstress even confirms that the ballad, about wanting true love to last, ties into their relationship.
“You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it, you don’t want to let go of it,” Rihanna says. “I would definitely say he is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”
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Those in fear, however, that history may repeat itself needn’t worry, says the star, who explains that her gun tattoo on the right side of her rib cage symbolizes her empowerment since the incident.
“Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No,” Rihanna explains. “That’s why I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim.”
On the contrary, Rihanna is planning on being something else: a mom.
Asked where she sees herself in five years, the singer says, “I will probably have a kid.”
Rihanna’s full interview in the April issue of Elle hits newsstands March 6.