Rihanna has just been announced as the new face of Balmain. The singer is a big fan of the design house so it makes sense she would agree to model for the company. Creative director Olivier Rousteing said of working with Rihanna:
THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD. Front of the camera you make me feel like you were the only girl in the world, you are more than an icon, you are my inspiration and an inpiration for an entire generation . #loveU and #thankU.
She will appear in the Spring/Summer 2014 advertising. Read more
A couple days ago word on the internet was the Teyana Taylor lost her deal with Adidas over her beef with Rihanna. Her publicist released a statement denying that to be true. Now comes word from Adidas that they have indeed ended their association with Teyana. Rihanna fans had launched a petition to get her dropped by Adidas and Reebok.
A Senior PR Manager for the corporation said: “We have ended our relationship with Teyana Taylor and do not have any upcoming product launches with her.” When asked whether the decision was based on Teyana’s altercation with Rihanna and if the petition had anything to do with the decision, the rep said: “All I can say is that Adidas partners with athletes and artists who blend well with our brand values. We evaluate our relationships with partners based on the values we hold at Adidas and we don’t condone violence of any kind.”
It would be a good guess that since Teyana Tweeted to Rihanna Read more
Rihanna became the first artist to receive the Icon award at the American Music Awards 2013 show. The award was presented to the singer by her mother, Monica Fenty, and Bill Maher. Watch her acceptance speech along with her performance of Diamonds.
Sidebar: Are people wearing their hair like this now? Did I miss something? Read more
Rihanna just unveiled the visuals for her What Now single. Before the release of the video the singer told MTV News about the video, “It’s gonna be kind of eerie, very creepy because ‘What Now’ is one of those songs that you can get really boring with the visual. You can get really almost expected. Everybody’s probably expecting narrative type of video, a love story of some sorts or something really soft and pretty,” she said. “It is pretty and kind of soft, but it’s really a little demented.”
In related news, it was just announced that she will be given the first-ever icon award at the American Music Awards. The award was voted on by fans and will be presented at the show on November 24th.
Watch the video below: Read more
Rihanna has been announced as the new face of M.A.C. Cosmetics Viva Glam charity line. The singer has sold out three collections this year and will no doubt do the same with the line that benefits AIDS. The singer was super excited and Tweeted out: “#VIVAGLAM @MACcosmetics #RIRIheartsMAC #January2014 !!! We really worked to make this one of a kind for VivaGlam, right down to the packaging, which has never been done! So shoutout to @MACcosmetics and #ViViaGlam for going all the way with this!!”
We have a first look at the lipstick and lip glass below: Read more
Rihanna is in Barbados and she helped her grandfather Lionel Brathwaite celebrate his 85th birthday. She posted a message her grandfather, who she calls Bravo.
Happy Birthday Grandfadda Bravo!!!!! You are so special to all of us!!! If it wasn’t for you buying out the whole tray of mangoes from gran gran Dolly that one day you got off your ship in Guyana, and charmed her with that smile laced with a gold cap, NONE of us would be here!! So Im saying a special thanks to you for having the heart of a Lion, my Scorpio King, Legend!!! They will never know what it took for you to get us here!! I love you way past unconditional!!! You’re true az steel BRAVO!!!! #BirthdayBoy
Love seeing her with her family. More photos below: Read more