Rihanna To Receive Special Honor at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards

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Rihanna has made another stride yet again and it looks like her reign isn’t letting up any time soon.

Tuesday, the NAACP announced that the Barbados singer will be honored with the President’s award during their 51st Image Award Ceremony.

The Fashion icon was chosen for this award due to her groundbreaking career as an artist and public servant to her community.

NAACP president Derrick Johnson said Rihanna “epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice” that the organization seeks to highlight.

Previous recipients of the award include Jay-Z, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson and Condoleezza Rice.

Rihanna will be given the award on Feb. 22 at the ceremony which will be televised for the first time on BET.

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Rihanna Goes Sexy in Silk for ‘Queen and Slim’ Premiere

Rihanna went for sexy glam at the Los Angeles premiere of “Queen and Slim” at the AFI Fest on Thursday night.

Wearing a black silky robe-like dress, Rihanna accessorized with a black and diamond choker paired with a long necklace that accentuated her V-neckline.

The dress featured a deep leg split that started at her stomach and was highlighted with black strappy sandal heels.

The 31-year-old recently made a public apology to friends writing, “To all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months…please forgive me. This year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called Balance. brb.”

Rihanna Is Latest Celebrity to Urge Gov. Abbott to Spare Rodney Reed’s Lifei

Rihanna is joining Kim Kardashian, Dr. Phil McGraw, Susan Sarandon, and the entire European Union in sparing the life of Rodney Reed.

Reed is currently on death row in for the rape and murder of Stacey Stites, of whom he was having an affair with, but Reed’s defense has argued that Stites fiancee, Jimmy Fennell, had a motive and opportunity to kill her.

Fennell, a Georgetown police officer, was jailed for seven years in Stites kidnapping and for having a sexual relationship with an inmate who was in his custody.

“One Click!!! SIGN this petition if you don’t believe the Government should kill an innocent man!!! @GovAbbott” with a link to a petition on FreeRodneyReed.com,” Rihanna tweeted.

Rihanna Pregnancy Rumors Inadvertently Promotes Body Shaming

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It’s been almost four years since Rihanna has blessed the navy with new music since her eighth studio album Anti.

Related: Is Rihanna Pregnant? These Photos Have People Thinking She Is

While new music from the Barbados native is expected to drop later on this year, Rihanna may push back the album after being body shamed with pregnancy rumors. 

Rumors stormed the internet after a video went viral of what appears to be Rihanna eluding to having a child while speaking to Essence Magazine on the red carpet of her 5th Annual Diamond Ball.

However, rumors only began to intensify after videos surfaced that night of her sporting a baby bump.

Not to mention, the 31-year-old songstress has since then been photographed around town covering the tummy in question.

Pregnant or not, can we just let RiRi be?

After all, she is dating billionaire Saudi Business mogul, Hassan Jameel.

This baby bump can very well be just a little harmless happy weight.

Contributing to toxic rumors like these inadvertently body-shame women everywhere by setting the notion that we must always maintain a certain standard of beauty.

The reality is that we cannot always be that perfect size we once were, and that’s okay.

What’s not okay is the criticisms we face by others even when walking in our truths.

Regardless of whether Rihanna is expecting or just put on a few happy pounds, we are still here for our girl and still thinks she’s fabulous either way!

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Sza Calls Out Sephora Store for Profiling

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Sza isn’t happy with a Calabasas, CA Sephora store after she claims she was profiled while shopping for makeup at the store.

Sza did what everyone these days does and went to social media to vent about the incident.

“LMAO Sandy Sephora location 614 Calabasas called security to make sure I wasn’t stealing,” Sza said in her Twitter post. “We had a long talk. U have a blessed day Sandy.”

She ended her Twitter rant with the question, “Can a b**ch cop her fenty in peace er whut?”

Rihanna & Hassan Jameel: Why She’s Ready To Say Yes If He Proposes To Her

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Hollywood Life is reporting that Rihanna may be ready to seal the deal with her boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.  Sources are saying they love spending time with each other and Rihanna is head over heels in love with him.

According to the source, Jameel doesn’t like a lot of attention and that’s what she like about him the most, according to the source Jameel “is very discreet. He avoids attention like the plague.”

The couple was recently spotted eating at Bar & Brooks Cocktail Lounge in New York, the couple have been dating for two years.

Celebs Remember Nipsey Hussle

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After the untimely death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, celebrities took to social media to offer condolences and memories of the slain rapper.

“This doesn’t make any sense,” Rihanna said on Twitter. “My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may his spirit rest in peace and may you grant divine comfort to his loved ones.”

Lebron James remembered just speaking with Nipsey just the other day and spoke about how he was going to get the rapper tickets to Lakers games next season.

The Game, Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, and more offered their condolences as well.

Rihanna Gave an Eight-Month Old First Listen of Her Album

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Fans are jealous that Rihanna chose an eight-month-old to get the first listen to her new album.

Rihanna has chosen to keep fans in the dark about the progress of her album that’s tentatively titled, “R9,” and this amount of shade has taken it to different levels.

RiRi chose her friend Jennifer Rosales’ bundle of joy to get the first listen and even posted a pic of her baby with headphones on Instagram getting to hear what fans want so bad.

No comment from the baby on the album, but a review will come after he learns how to talk.

What do you think about Ri-Ri’s level of pettiness with this post? Are you ready to hear Rihanna’s new album?

Man Gets 5 Months Probation for Stalking Rihanna After Breaking Into Singer’s Hollywood Hills Home

 

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Eduardo Leon, 27, has received five months probation after pleading no contest to breaking into Rihanna’s home. Leon jumped a fence and spent 12 hours in Rihanna’s home while she was away.

He was found by Rihanna’s assistant and was arrested for stalking, vandalism, and resisting arrest.

Leon will have a GPS monitor on for the first 90 days, he has to stay away from Rihanna for 10 years, go through drug and mental health treatment and he’s unable to use social media for the duration of his probation.

If Leon violates his probation he’ll have to spend 4 years and eight months in jail.

Rihanna Is Launching a Luxury Fashion Line

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According to reports, Rihanna is entering the arena of high fashion.

She already has make-up and lingerie but soon she will launch her own luxury line.

Sources say Rihanna has teamed up with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to establish her clothing house. It’s the first time since 1987 that the home of Givenchy, Christian Lacroix and Fendi has launched a new brand.

Rihanna will receive assistance from people already working for Louis Vuitton to create clothing, leather goods, and accessories. The launch is expected later this year.

Rihanna May Replace Kanye West at Coachella

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Kanye dropped out of Coachella because of stage issues, but help may be on the way in the form of Rihanna.

Apparently when Kanye decided to drop out of Coachella people at TMZ brought up Rihanna’s name as someone negotiating for the open spot. Which would make plenty of sense because she has an album that fans are wanting her to release.

Rihanna replacing Kanye isn’t official just yet, but the idea of her replacing him has fans psyched.

Rihanna Answers to Chris Brown’s Flirting With a Bible Verse

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After Rihanna posted pics of herself modeling her Savage x Fenty lingerie line the internet went nuts and Chris Brown responded with a shocked emoji.

Fans have said that Chris’ response was an attempt to flirt with the singer, and weren’t pleased. While others who hope to see them together again went wild.

Well, Rihanna has responded to the chatter with a verse from the Bible which may have put all the talk to an end.

The verse was from Isaiah 46:9-10 and says in part, “There may be times when it seems that you cannot go forward, but at least you do not have to go backward.” Guess that’s that.

Rihanna and Eva Longoria Slam Tear Gas Use on Migrants at U.S./Mexico Border

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Rihanna and Eva Longoria took to social media on Monday to share their disgust of tear gas being used on migrants at the United States/Mexico Border.  Border officials were ordered to use force, by way of tear gas, by President Trump.

Rihanna posted a picture to her Instagram of mothers running from the gas with their crying children with the caption, ‘terrorism’.

Eva Longoria sent a post directly to President Trump writing, “What are you thinking @realdonaldtrump?? These are human beings. I beg you to treat them with compassion and treat them with dignity. They are fleeing drug-torn countries that is historically due to an instability that WE caused.”

Other celebrities such as Kelly Rowland, Zoe Saldana, Nancy Sinatra, Patton Oswalt, and Alyssa Milano, also weighed in on the controversial move by the president.

Childish Gambino Premieres Movie Trailer With Rihanna

Back in August, Childish Gambino and Rihanna were spotted on what believed to be a movie set in Cuba. Recently during his 2018 Pharos Festival in New Zealand, Gambino shared the trailer for the upcoming film the two indeed are co-starring in a film, which is believed to be titled Guava Island.

The trailer shows Gambino and Rihanna as a young couple living in a tropical location. Ga,bino appears to be a struggling musician who is trying to find his way when he runs into trouble. The movie is directed by Gambino’s frequent collaborator Hiro Murai and will also co-star Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie. Not much else is known about the upcoming flick.

The trailer can be seen below

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Rihanna Claps Back After Citizenship Is Questioned

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Rihanna is not here for any of the nonsense. She is however here to encourage people to get out and have their voices heard on election day.

The Barbadian singer clapped back after Instagram user @frankkoci asked, “Are you even a US citizen? Honest curiosity” @badgalriri replied, “nah, I’m an immigrant tryna get yo country together. Did u vote?” Well played Rihanna, well played.

Rihanna Endorses Florida Democrat for Governor

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Florida Democratic candidate for Governor, Andrew Gillum, just got a big boost in support before today’s election from Rihanna.

“You have the opportunity to make history this election,” Ri-Ri said via Instagram. “The US has had only four black Governors in its entire history, and we can help make #AndrewGillum the next one and Florida’s first!”

Rihanna also posted about some of the issues in Florida by imploring fans to vote on teacher pay, minimum wage, healthcare, and repealing Stand Your Ground.

This isn’t Rihanna’s first political statement. Back in October, she urged her fans to get registered to vote.