Tragedy has struck Rihanna and her family.
The singer took to Instagram on Tuesday night and passed along the sad news that her cousin had been murdered in Barbados.
Only 21 years old, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was shot and killed while spending time in Rihanna's native country.
In tribute to her late loved one, Rihanna wrote the following on her social media account.
"RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” Rihanna captioned a slideshow of four photos with Alleyne.
“Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man! #endgunviolence.”
While followers have expressed their condolences to Rihanna and passed along their sympathies online, many have also focused on the hashtag she included.
End. Gun. Violence.
This is probably as contentious of an issue as exists in America right now.
Heck, the same day Rihanna shared this post, Teen Mom 2 star Jeremy Calvert received both backlash and compliments for gifting his four-year old daughter with a rifle.
Some folks are aghast that any father would do such a thing...
... while others think Calvert was acting responsibly by teaching his child gun safety at a young age.
In other words: gun violence is a complicated issue.
Rihanna has been applauded by some for her call to action above, while others have wondered what steps she is referring to, exactly.
As for the specifics of what happened with her cousin:
According to local reports, Alleyne was simply walking near his residence in Lake Close, Eden Lodge, St. Michael, around 7 p.m. when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.
The victim was then rushed to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead.
Authorities in Barbados have launched an investigation.
It's a tragedy.
In February, Alleyne posted a special message to Rihanna in honor of her birthday.
“Every day we are happy to have you in our lives,” he wrote at the time, adding:
“Happy Birthday cousin, we really love you. Your presence in my life is a source of joy and happiness. To my favorite cousin, may all your dreams and wishes come true.
May he rest in peace.
Rihanna v. Trump, battle royale. Set it up.
Puerto Rico basically is starting over right now. Most of their country is decimated. Only today did President Trump try to do something to help them by waiving the Jones Act. That makes it easier to ship goods, such as supplies and food, to them. So, good for Trump.
Rihanna is doing her part by drawing attention to the crisis. Daily News printed a headline that said, “No food, no water, no power, no medical care for the dying…Puerto Rico needs more help, Mr. President!” All that on top of a headline blaring “AMERICAN TRAGEDY” in all caps.
Rihanna tweeted out the cover with the caption:
Dear @realDonaldTrump I know you’ve probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure!
Don’t let your people die like this.
Oh hey by the way Mr. President, people dying, yes? You noticed?
Twitter fell in love with Rihanna and went all the way up her butt in their praise.
nothing but respect for MY president. pic.twitter.com/aCw99OAcn1
— Michael Foss (@Fossphate) September 28, 2017
Nothing but mad respect for you, my President Robyn Rihanna Fenty. God bless AmeRihca! ❤️
— JASB (@91jasonng) September 28, 2017
JUST ENDED @realDonaldTrump
— ••••• (@rihxweeknd) September 28, 2017
Just by tweeting this she's done more than Trump.
— Fronk Thaddeus (@SirFronksalot) September 28, 2017
Meanwhile, Rihanna’s giving her pr people kudos such a well-received tweet.
I don’t know what Crop Over Festival is, but it’s giving us Rihanna looking like this. So, God bless you, Crop Over Festival.
According to my research, I am an investigative journalist after all, Crop Over Festival is an annual event in Barbados, Rihanna’s place of birth. The original intention was to celebrate the end of sugar cane harvest season. Now it’s just a thing where you get really drunk and dance a lot. It lasts for two whole months because I guess there isn’t a lot going on in Barbados, so they can just party for two months. It’s similar to Carnival in Brazil and every night in New Orleans.
You’re now smarter having read this post in search of hot Rihanna pictures.
Rihanna shows up to Crop Over Festival every year because there’s nothing Rihanna loves more than having a good time. Her peacock mermaid outfit is standard clothing for Crop Over Festival. Nothing says, “no more sugar cane harvesting” like “come harvest your cane in this sugar” outfits.
— † (@emiilymichellee) August 7, 2017
Rihanna tried to go on Instagram Live, but do you know how many worshippers and stalkers were trying to view that live feed? Around 40,000. More people tried to watch Rihanna dance than will buy the next UFC pay-per-view. Also, the internet connection in Barbados is bad. I’m not saying Barbados is poor and doesn’t have good internet. I’m saying thousands of people trying to use the same network in the same location automatically means the connection will suck. I barely get good speeds at the local Starbucks and only a dozen or so people are using that network.
If you want to watch two minutes of Rihanna’s blue hair, here you go:
I’m just wondering where her billionaire boyfriend is. Are they not serious enough for her to introduce him to her home country or have theY broken up already? You know every guy in Barbados is hoping for the latter.
I think craving approval from a significant other’s family is a near universal experience. There’s nothing scarier than your in-laws thinking you’re not good enough. For most of us, those fears are largely unfounded. Not the case with Rihanna’s main squeeze, Hassan Jameel.
After the stunning revelation that no, Rihanna was not in fact going steady with Drake, we all adjusted to the Hassan Jameel world. All of us that is, except for Ronald Fenty, Rihanna’s pops. So what’s Mr. Fenty’s problem with the wealthy Saudi Arabian businessman? He’s not “black enough.” Big ouch.
“I didn’t know he was a billionaire,” the esteemed Mr. Fenty told Sun Magazine. “Too little money, or too much money can’t make you happy, you need to something in-between. She told me she had a new boyfriend about a month ago, but I didn’t know who he was. I always tell her, ‘Don’t date an entertainer, don’t date an athlete.’”
Wow, it sounds like he wouldn’t be happy with Drake either. Ronald Fenty is a hard man to please. “A friend sent me [pictures] on Facebook of them kissing in the pool,” he said, which sounds like the worst possible thing a parent can say in public. Then he confessed his real problem with Jameel. It wasn’t the allegations of kidnapping or the lawsuits, it was the color of his skin.
“I was looking for someone of color, a darker color, but whatever makes her happy. He’s very tall.”
School is in in session, and Ronald Fenty is teaching us all how to throw shade. That’s got to be the most baller thing a parent has ever said about a millionaire boyfriend.
Rihanna may have bagged herself a billionaire in Spain this week.
But she also walked herself right into a feud with veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Or kissed her way right into this feud, we should say.
On Tuesday, photos went viral of Rihanna making out with someone named Hassan Jameel while the two took a private deep in a pool in Spain.
The superstar and Jameel were only spotted swapping spit, but it was an intense session of tonsil hockey.
In baseball terms, Rihanna and her rumored new boyfriend may have only gotten to first base, but it was a sharply hit, line drive single.
Moreover, who knows what went on behind closed doors between Rihanna and Jameel? Even more layers of clothing may have come off.
Not that Campbell wants to hear about any of this.
The long-time model dated Jameel last year; she was spotted at a Stevie Wonder concert with him during the 2016 Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park.
And it's safe to assume that Rihanna's relationship with her former flame is the reason why Campbell stopped following the artist across all social media platforms.
“Naomi has known about Rihanna dating Jameel for a while and she is furious about them being together,” a source tells Hollywood Life, adding:
"On a superficial level, Naomi feels she’s hotter and more successful than Rihanna, so it’s frustrating to see the photos circulating online.”
That's a superficial to be sure. It's also a simple falsehood.
We can understand why Campbell is pissed, however.
Hassan Jameel is a lot more than a handsome face. The guy is ridiculously rich!
The businessman’s family owns Abdul Latif Jameel, an organization that – among many other ventures – owns the right to sell Toyota Motor vehicles in Saudi Arabia and several other Middle Eastern countries.
In other words: he makes money every time someone in these nations buys a Toyota.
Just how lucrative is this business?
Jameel is reportedly worth around $1.5 billion.
He's also a good person, however, not just a cold-hearted money-maker.
Jameel is the president of the company’s Community Jameel in Saudi Arabia.
This is a a charitable organization that coordinates programs focused on the “social, cultural, educational and economic development of individuals and communities in the Middle East region and beyond," according to the official website.
Asked by Andy Cohen earlier this year about her alleged beef with Rihanna, Campbell shot back:
She eventually said she doesn’t have a feud with anyone, “especially with black women, who are in the same thing and doing the same struggle."
Or doing the same man, apparently.
An insider has told The Sun that this romance is "the real deal," but Campbell isn't buying it.
She's supposedly not all that upset about Rihanna getting it on with Jameel because she "doubts they will last very long as a couple, given their poor dating histories," Hollywood Life writes.
Only time will tell, but we don't really care what Naomi Campbell has to say.
As long as Chris Brown is sad over this relationship, we're extremely happy.
He’s been on SNL. He’s been a backup dancer for Katy Perry. Rihanna is his biggest fan. He’s never, ever smiled (probably). He is: Backpack Kid.
But who is Backpack Kid. Born Russell Horning, he’s that thing that happens right now where things become famous because they are famous. Basically, he dances with a deadpan face, and people think this is wildly amusing. In his defense, I can’t dance as well as him, or hold a straight face as well as him.
Backpack Kid is entirely self taught. He took lessons for a month once but “left because there was too much drama” and because “that class wasn’t very helpful anyways.” It turns out his deadpan face is more than just a gimmick, it’s his mission statement in life. When asked about his early days on Instagram he said, “My old username was Majestic Cat Lover. I know, it was pretty iconic.”
Now he’s got over 730,000 Instagram followers, the endorsement of a backpack company, and calls from other hip-hop artists to appear in their videos. Is this kid getting you down yet? What have you accomplished today? Backpack Kid has struck the viral video gold mine.
Get money, get paid, Backpack Kid. You do a weird thing and people like it. Really, what greater service could you provide to this crazy mixed-up world?
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Celebrity domestic violence occurs even in the most seemingly-stable relationships.
Hollywood violence knows no gender, age, or reason, and some of these allegations are gonna curl your toes.
Who dragged his partner with a car? Who beat someone's face in so badly she needed to be hospitalized? Whose own mother and sister accused this superstar, award-winning actor of physical abuse?
Things are about to get real deep and dark in here, so we hope you have a flashlight, a blanket, and a box of tissues, because ugh.
Also, hey, can someone remind these asshats that violence is never the answer?
That could be pretty helpful, all things considered.
1. Chris Brown
2. Johnny Depp
3. Columbus Short
4. Joe Budden
5. Bobby Brown
6. Sean Penn
Rihanna loves the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James. She loves them so much that she’s willing to get into a beef with Kevin Durant during one of the games. She heckled him during a free throw and he barked at her. But she ultimately had to watch LeBron and the Cavs fall to the Golden State Warriors in five games. There wouldn’t be a comeback this time. She was sad about it and tried to console him with a video on her Instagram. No.. not THAT kind of video! She made a Lion King video where she was Simba, LeBron was Mufasa and Durant was Scar. Yeah. You need to see this.
Durant and LeBron were like Mufasa and Scar, jawing at each other the entire Finals. It’s like KD is undergoing a metamorphosis into a cold-blooded badass right before our eyes. Watch his interactions with the Cleveland superstar – he was NOT backing down at all. In earlier years, he might have deferred. The seeds for that hardened shell were planted when he and Russell Westbrook had some on-court spats during the regular season. Then he proceeded to help the Warriors crush the Thunder like the cockroaches that they are during the playoffs. Now he has LeBron’s crown.
Of course, everyone would love to have a superfan like Rihanna. Usually, when people think of these “superfans”, they tend to picture Kathy Bates’ Annie Wilks in Misery, not someone as lovely as the singer from Barbados. Just as long as she doesn’t suddenly start showing up at LeBron’s house uninvited.
Game 1 of the NBA Finals was last night, and it went about how everyone expected it to go. The Warriors won easily and will likely do so three more times. Not even angry LeBron can slow down this team.
And not even Rihanna can distract Kevin Durant from finally winning his first NBA championship.
— Adam Silverous (@World_Wide_Wob) June 2, 2017
Rihanna, a LeBron fan, tried her best to get in Durant’s head, but we learned last year that this is not the way to do it. You have to be nice to Durant and treat him like he’s your best friend. If you do that, he’ll choke away a 3-1 lead and end up joining you, so there’s less pressure on himself. When will these people learn?
Rihanna made things worse by dabbing.
Rihanna bows to LeBron then hits a dab and small waves a Warriors fan telling her to sit down.
— Adam Silverous (@World_Wide_Wob) June 2, 2017
The dab has been dead since Cam Newton lost Super Bowl 50. Any attempts to revive it are ill-conceived. Using it ensures second place. Good job, Rihanna, you’ve completely sabotaged the Cavs in this series with your heckling and dabbing.
Durant claimed that he didn’t remember staring down Rihanna, but that answer is unsurprising from him. Bet he doesn’t remember this tweet either.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) November 22, 2011
See, Rihanna? Love him back and Cavaliers in five.
Rihanna: "it doesn't matter, bitch", as she passes Cavs locker room. pic.twitter.com/6DJDBL25Gj
— Tony Zarrella (@TonyZ19) June 2, 2017
The first Monday in May was a roaring success!
We knew the Met Gala be one helluva night with designer Rei Kawakubo of the avant-garde fashion house Comme des Garçons being the one honored.
Have you seen her designs? Outrageously insane in the best way!!
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Tracee Ellis Ross Is Fucking Fabulous On The Met Gala Red Carpet!
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Don't look now, but Azealia Banka is being a rude, aggressive, highly questonable troll!
On second thought, go ahead and look. After all, if you looked away every time Azealia Banks decided to be awful, you'd never get anything done.
Yes, Azealia has a long, long history of being the worst.
But this latest little mess she found herself in?
It's pretty darn bad, even for her.
It all started when Rihanna, like so many people this weekend, felt the need to speak out about Donald Trump's executive order that many are referring to as the Muslim Ban.
"Disgusted!" she tweeted. "The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!"
So that's all fine, obviously, and a sentiment that many, if not most, of us share. But Azealia disagreed. Of course.
"No," she wrote in response. "This is all stupid and wrong. Is she even American??? Can she even vote???"
And she's partially correct: Rihanna isn't American, she's from Barbados, so she can't vote.
She can, however, show compassion and some common human decency. Maybe that's where Azealia is confused.
But whatever the reason for Azealia's issue with Rihanna, she continued her little rant over on Instagram.
There, she wrote "As far as Rihanna (who isn't a citizen and can't vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot REALLY need to shut up and sit down."
"Stop chastising the president. It's stupid and pathetic to watch. All of the confused people confuse other confused people."
She added "Hoping the president fails is like getting on an airplane and hoping the pilot crashes."
Oh, and for what it's worth, Azealia believes "The ban on muslims is a precautionary measure."
Rihanna fired back with a photo of herself pouting her lips, writing in the caption "the face you make when you a immigrant."
She added the hashtags "stay away from the chickens," "I heart nuggets," and "save our hens," referencing Azealia's recent scandal in which she bragged about slaughtering chickens in her closet.
You know that crazy Azealia wasn't about to let that go -- she reposted Rihanna's caption and added this mess:
"What Rihanna meant was ... 'I GREW UP PLAYING SOCCER IN A DIRT YARD WITH A COCONUT AND OPEN MY LEGS FOR ANY AND EVERY MOTHERF-CKER WHO I THINK I CAN GET TO WRITE ME SONGS OR BUY ME DRUGS."
"I CAN BARELY PERFORM BECAUSE I LINE MY BROWN BLUNTS WITH CRYSTAL METH AND AM OFTEN VERY WINDED ON STAGE."
At this point, Rihanna realized she was done dealing with Azealia's brand of hateful insanity, so she shared this photo:
She captioned it "The face you make when you screaming in an empty room."
Azealia is still going at it though. She even invited Rihanna over to her apartment for some homemade chicken nuggets!
In closing, Rihanna is a queen, Azealia Banks is terrifying, and why is any of this happening?
In case you probably (totally) forgot about Charlie Sheen’s three-year-old Twitter beef with Rihanna because she wouldn’t hang out with him and his (then) fiancee, Charlie Sheen is back to remind you.
He told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that Rihanna was a bitch, apparently still mad about this shit that happened in 2014. Don’t people usually come out on the other side of a major health crisis with more perspective than a 14-year-old girl?
From Page Six:
“So, I took my gal out to dinner last night with her best friends for her Bday. We heard Rihanna was present as well,” the 51-year-old actor tweeted at the time. “I sent a request over to her table to introduce my fiancee Scotty to her, as she is a huge fan (Personally I couldn’t pick her up out of a line-up at gunpoint.”
Yeah Charlie, we can tell you really don’t give a shit about Rihanna at all.
“Well, the word we received back was that there was too many paps outside and it just wasn’t possible at this time. At this time? AT THIS TIME??” he continued. “See ya on the way down … and actually, it was a pleasure NOT meeting you. Clearly we have NOTHING in common when it comes to respect for those who’ve gone before you. I’m guessing you needed those precious 84 seconds to situate that bad wig before you left the restaurant.”
Charlie Sheen. So above Rihanna that he clearly was not affected by her snub at all. Rihanna responded by calling him an old queen on Twitter and leaving it at that.
Because let’s be real, no one gives less of a fuck than Rihanna.
I’ll bet you $15 Soulja Boy has a new song coming out soon and is tryna scrape his way back into relevance by fighting people on the internet.
That big $15 will probably be more than his upcoming single makes.
Chris brown just called me and said he wanna fight me because I liked @karrueche picture on Instagram this nigga a bitch
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 3, 2017
If this is real, Chris Brown will be dead in 48 hours. Unless Chris Brown only hits teen girls after all. Nah. He stomped on a man’s head one time. Soulja Boy then told ’em in a series of tweets:
Aye @chrisbrown pull up nigga I'll knock yo Bitch Ass out stop snorting so much coke nigga. FRUITS
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 3, 2017
That nigga @chrisbrown better not tweet shit with his pussy ass. He called my phone trippin so now I'm trippin Fuck nigga. Fruits!
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 3, 2017
Chris Brown then called him a snitch via video message.
And Soulja Boy tore him up by reminding everybody that he beat the shit out of Rihanna.
All this because Soulja Boy commented with some heart eyes on his ex-gf’s instagram pic.
Somebody put these kids in time out and take away their phones.
In case you somehow missed the approximately 20 bajillion jokes on social media, 2016 was a rough year.
We lost far too many beloved entertainers; famous celebrity couples dropped like flies, and the American people decided to give the nuke codes to a Flamin' Hot Cheeto with a rage-tweeting problem.
Anyway, 2017 has gotta be better, right?
Well, maybe not according to the world's leading psychics.
Here's what the best-known crystal ball-gazers have to say about the year to come:
1. R.I.P. Queen Elizabeth II, Long Live King Charles!
2. Oprah Goes Blonde
3. Trump Gets Impeached
4. Hillary Clinton: Not Finished Yet!
5. Jimmy Kimmel Might Want to Invest in a Hat
6. Pam Anderson's Love of Animals Will Come Back to Bite Her
The beautiful friendship of Rihanna and J. Lo might be over.
Though Rihanna once gave Jennifer Lopez a pair of “sick ass boots,” Rihanna has now unfollowed Lopez on Instagram. A deeper blow to their friendship has never been felt.
What could be the cause of this shady move? Well, Drake.
Drake and Rihanna were on again and off again for awhile, but he’s now firmly in off again territory because he’s firmly on top of J-Lo.
After their cuddling picture appeared on Lopez’s Instagram, Rihanna’s following disappeared.
No one really cares that their social media friendship has ended, but people are mostly amazed that Drake could get two of the hottest women in one year. You can’t discount his average looks and Canadian charm.
Drake got Rihanna and J-Lo in the same year pic.twitter.com/6AqfGodoyG
— Spencer #TankSZN (@HEAT_Nation305) December 28, 2016
All Drake gotta do is hit Halle Berry now and he officially the
— Adonis (@trillac_) December 28, 2016
Before Kim’s assault, Star Magazine put out this thing about how much everyone hates her. From the looks of it, other celebrities hate her more than Twitter and hipsters combined.
It’s a good thing Kim Kardashian likes solo selfies, because she’s finding it tough to make friends with her husband’s colleagues. After failing to become BFFs with Beyonce, Kim has been work, work, work, working to get on Rihanna’s good side ever since Kanye West teamed up with RiRi’s beau Drake to make an album – but insiders say the pop star wants precisely nothing to do with Kim & Co.
Rihanna doesn’t have time for that shit.
“Rihanna barely deigns to speak to Kim,” says a source. “Rihanna think she’s tacky and dull and never shuts up about her kids.”
I mean, she’s not wrong.
Kanye has tried to soothe his wife’s bruised ego.
“He says all she and Rihanna need is more time together,” reveals the insider, “but that is the last thing Rihanna wants – she’s asked Kanye to leave Kim at home.”
Rihanna doesn’t give enough of a fuck for this. I respect that.
Well this is something!!
Drake performed in New Orleans on Friday night (above, left) and he didn't just do his Summer Sixteen thing -- he also showed off a little new ink that is VERY reminiscent of something we've seen before on Rihanna!
The Canadian rapper's right forearm sported a new, fresh little tattoo that just so happens to be an exact replica of a special shark tat that RiRi got on her ankle just a day earlier!!
Ch-ch-check out the two up close, and decide just how identical they really are for yourself with Drizzy's on the bottom left, and RiRi on the right (below)!!!
Awww! So adorable!!
It's all a nod to a stuffed toy Drake once gave Rihanna, of course -- but it really al means that AubRih is doing pretty well together!
Matching tattoos are a pretty big commitment, even if they are small! What do U think about the ink, Perezcious readers?!
Let us know in the comments (below)!
The VMAs aren't like other award shows.
But unlike when someone you met on Tinder tells you they're not like other girls/guys, in this case, the claim is legit.
You never know what might happen at the VMAs.
Kanye might interrupt someone's acceptance speech.
Nicki Minaj might call out Miley Cyrus.
Kanye might interrupt everyone's acceptance speeches.
You really never know.
In fact, the only thing that's certain is: there will be some amazing performances.
Check out the gallery below to relive some of the most unforgettable musical moments from 32 years of the VMAs.
1. Beyonce: "Love on Top," 2011
2. Madonna: "Like a Virgin," 1984
3. Britney Spears: "Slave 4 U," 2011
4. Taylor Swift: "You Belong With Me," 2009
5. Eminem: "The Real Slim Shady"/"Way I Am," 2000
6. Diddy, Faith Evans, Sting: "I'll Be Missing You"
Drake just declared his love for Rihanna, but it might be all BS.
The rapper performed at NY last Saturday, and he had this to say about the sexy Bajan diva, “If you’ve got love for Rihanna in New York City I wanna hear you make some noice. Cuz you know I’ve got love for Rihanna [sic],” before going into another set of tunes.
“Drake would make her his girlfriend in a second if he could. It’s more on Rihanna, though. They both care about each other and are having a good time spending time with each other,” a source dishes to E! News.
What’s hindering them: Labels.
“Rihanna and Drake are hanging out a bit more lately. Rihanna loves Drake, but is still not ready to put a title on them.”
Will they make it “work” this time?
More Drake and Rihanna!
Drake and Rihanna are dating again. The end.
Just kidding. There's a bit more to the story than that.
Rumors of romance began swirling earlier this year when the two steamed up the screen with their mad chemistry in Rihanna's "Work" video.
But most of us chalked it up to thirsty publicists trying to create buzz around the track.
Then we received reports that Rihanna and Drake were secretly dating for months and wanted to keep their relationship out of the public eye.
And now it appears that the rumors were true.
An insider tells E! News that the pair are definitely back on.
In fact, the source reports that Drake has always wanted RiRi back, and she's finally softened.
"He still loves her and never stopped," claimed the insider.
"Rihanna is the one that's been not wanting to settle down in the past," the source added.
"They are having fun spending time with each other. Their music together got them close again."
The pair enjoyed a brief romance back in 2014, but it ended quickly because Drake was "too in love."
"He is too in love with her, which has always been the problem," an insider dished. "They have been fighting, but that could change."
Hopefully their love in on equal footing these days and these crazy kids can have a real shot at happiness.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. The celebs below suffered domestic violence at the hands of someone close to them.
2. Tina Turner
3. Charlize Theron
4. Halle Berry
5. Amber Heard
Drake & Rihanna Get Flirty On Stage AND At A Concert After Party! Are They ‘Hooking Up’ Or Just ‘Messing Around With People?!’
We can't even with these two!
The precious pair captivated the audience at The Forum by grinding away during their chart-topping collab Work, and RiRi even grabbed Drizzy by his jacket to pull him in for a flirty hug!
Not to mention, the whole thing got too hot for the rapper to handle, because he had to actually take that coat off!
Ch-ch-check out their steamy performance (below)!
And just for good measure, here's that hug from a different angle (below)!
CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT FOR THISSSS OMLA video posted by Nicki MinajⓂ (@nickimslay) on May 5, 2016 at 8:58am PDT
That chemistry has to be real, don't you think?! An eyewitness even told Us Weekly that they were getting physical after the the show, too!
Apparently, the Canadian crooner threw a surprise after party for the Barbadian beauty at The Nice Guy, where an onlooker revealed they were being all touchy, saying:
"Drake and Rihanna were together the whole time inside being loving. They were affectionate. They had their arms around each other."
Another source is sure there's something going on between the hitmakers, adding:
"Rihanna and Drake are definitely hooking up."
Not so fast!
A confidante close to the gorgeous gal swears their relationship is purely platonic. In fact, the insider explained that the musicians know their behavior comes across as flirty and they're just pulling all our legs!
The source said:
"They are just friends. They love messing around with people. They have a great friendship and definitely play the flirty game."
Our hearts can't take this cruelty! LOL!
We have to admit, they got us good though. Did they get U, Perezcious readers?!
Stop hiding your love from us, you guys!
They've collaborated in the past, and it seems that Drake and Rihanna are an item.
Just not in public.
The two have been "secretly dating for months," a source tells People Magazine, though reps for both have not commented.
"They have been keeping it a secret because this time around, they want to do it right and keep their relationship private."
On May 4th, Drake, 29, joined Rihanna, 28, on stage at the Forum in Los Angeles for night two of her Anti World tour.
While performing their song "Work," Rihanna danced provocatively with Drake, "grabbing his jacket and pulling him closer to her," according to the publication.
After the concert, Drake and Rihanna partied at Hollywood haunt, The Nice Guy.
They were "dancing all night together," a clubgoer told People.
"They were being very affectionate."
Back in March, the two were equally as saucy after Rihanna's Miami concert.
A source told People they were "definitely flirty," took tons of selfies, and were "dancing together all night."
This isn't the first time the two have been linked. In 2014, there were rumors that they were rolling around together.
In fact, Drake was said to be "too in love" with Rihanna.
"He is too in love with her, which has always been the problem.
They have been fighting, but that could change," a source said at the time.
Back in February, Rihanna told Ellen DeGeneres that she was single, and Drake kinda wants everyone to STFU about his personal life.
"We're not just forcing the story. We have genuine energy between us," Drake recently OVO Sound Radio's Zane Lowe.
"We do great music together . . . I think [our chemistry is] what makes the records better."
That's for damn sure. Let that music play on.
Past hookups always have a knack for finding their way back to you, amiright?
Maybe the desert heat gave these two the love fever, because Leonardo DiCaprio was seen cozying up to Rihanna last night during Coachella festivities.
The two both attended Neon Carnival, an event held near the music and arts festival in Indio, California.
"Leo slipped into the party incognito and was dancing and singing to 'No Scrubs,'" a source told People. "He knew every word!"
"A couple tables over Rihanna was dancing with a couple girlfriends," added the source. "Leo saw her and made his way over to say Hi."
Early last year, eyewitnesses claimed they spotted Leo and RiRi making out during a party at the Playboy Mansion.
In the months that followed, the tabloids went bonkers with Rihanardo news, alleging that they'd been hooking up for years, were living together and even got pregnant!
Rihanna finally shut it all down by denying any kind of dalliance with Leo.
"It sounds like you should stay away from the blogs because they will screw you every time," Rihanna told a reporter.
"I'm so busy right now that I just don't have a lot of time to offer a man, so it wouldn't even be fair to be thinking of pulling someone into this life.
"But if I did, he would have to be man enough to not be scared."
Hrrrrmmm. Does Leo think he's man enough now?
Rihanna is work, work, working it!
Was 2016 the comeback year Rih expected? We ain’t sure, but she’s kickin’ the PR train a notch with an interview with Vogue for its April issue, where, of course, she’s fresh as always.
First off, the ‘ANTI’ singer is putting those Beyonce rivalry issues to effing rest!
“[People] just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that,” she says.
Alongside this empowered statement is her willingness to push the boundaries for women everywhere:
“I always wanted to do what my brothers were doing. I always wanted to play the games they played and play rough and wear pants and go outside… It breaks boundaries, it’s liberating, and it’s empowering when you feel like, Well, I can do that, too.”
Honey, you already did that. And more.
With all of the benefits celebrities seem to enjoy, it can be hard to remember they are still human; and like other humans, they still suffer with some of the same struggles, including insecurities stemming from abuse. While Ke$ha is currently embroiled in her legal battles against producer, Dr. Luke, there are plenty of other celebrities who have already overcome abuse and gone on to lead incredible lives.
Ahead of her time in more ways than one, Monroe was one of the first people to speak openly about her past abuses. Born in the charity ward of Los Angeles’ general hospital, Marilyn became a longtime tenant of the foster system. With frequent abuse from various men in her life, it may be surprising that Monroe became such a sex symbol; but her closed-off emotions and physical relations with her three husbands, demonstrate the long-term harm the abuse had on her life and relationships.
In what was, arguably, the most publicized domestic violence case of celebrities, Rihanna found herself brutally beaten by then-boyfriend, rapper Chris Brown. With a swollen and bruised face following the incident, it is no surprise she chose to stay out of the limelight for a short time. Rihanna has since returned to the music industry and has found great success in spite of this abuse.
Before you start complaining about your home life, take a gander at the growing up Charlize Theron had to do. With a violently, alcoholic father, Theron’s home life was a constant battle of threats and violence. He threatened on more than one occasion to kill the entire family while intoxicated. When the breaking point arrived, he came home intoxicated and aggressive and Theron’s mother killed him out of self-defense.
Following this tragedy in her youth, Theron was also raped in her home country of South Africa. Although the South African government tried to cover up this incident, Theron worked hard to gain justice for herself. Perhaps this troubled past made romantic relationships difficult for Theron, as neither of her partnerships have been lasting, but she does have two beautiful children that bring hope to her life.
Unfortunately, in many situations, abuse can only open the door for more abuse and a broken cycle of expectations and tolerance. For Drew Barrymore, the abuse and neglect she received from her father as a child put her in a dangerous position for other introductions. She experienced drugs, sex and alcohol at a young age, but has since risen above the challenge. In spite of her father’s actions and mistakes against her, she has become very successful in the film industry.
Azealia Banks is a talented rapper, but she’s also known for trying to fight literally everyone via Twitter. Remember when she was tryna start shit with Rihanna over a possible failed collab?
Look @ Azealia Banks throwing shade @ Rihanna. She did this to Kim also, Nicki + countless others… *yawns* pic.twitter.com/swgkTaateO
— Tyler-J' (@IsTylerJ) December 23, 2015
Well, now she’s back and this time she’s pissed and attempting to cast eclipses.
Azealia Banks tweeted this shade to Rihanna, but later deleted it. pic.twitter.com/T1wvtEnfei
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 22, 2016
Twitter rants are apparently in right now, and even after this deleted tweet, Banks went on and fucking on.
Me watching the mediocrity that is the music industry 2016 pic.twitter.com/Zzq8AThQ7T
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 22, 2016
Music is honestly so fucking trash and boring. Let's start a fucking beef and make shit interesting
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 22, 2016
all these fucking pill popping divas doing the LEAST and the shit is boring. Get these hoes a coffee and a pair of boxing gloves
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 22, 2016
Bring out the real artists !!!!!
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 22, 2016
"Yaaaaaas I'm a messy bitch who lives for dramaaaa, a liar, a scammaaaar "
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 22, 2016
Cool opinion. No one cares.
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While Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson and more attended BAFTA's annual award season tea at the Four Seasons, Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder and more attended the annual Art of Elysium Gala.
This year's gala paid special tribute to Vivienne Westwood, so many a starlet was dressed up in avant garde, showcasing the romantic style of the British designer.
On Sunday, the best part of the Golden Globes happen after the ceremony. Stars hopped from party to party at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, from The Weinstein Company and Netflix's bash, to InStyle & Warner Bros.-hosted do.
Check out this weekend's star sightings below.
1. Kaley Cuoco: The Art of Elysium Presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala
2. AnnaLynne McCord: LAPALME Magazine Launch Party
3. Jon Hamm: HBO's Post-2016 Golden Globe Awards Party
4. Brie Larson: 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea
5. Malin Akerman: The Art of Elysium Presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala
6. Angela Bassett: 2016 InStyle/Warner Bros Golden Globes After Party
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