(New York, NY-AP) – Taylor Swift is the highest paid woman in music. The Me! singer takes the top spot on Forbes list, after earning 185-million-dollars before taxes last year.
Beyonce is in second place, earning 81-million-dollars, while Rihanna comes in third with 62-million-dollars. The 29-year-old Swift earned most of her money from her Reputation stadium tour, which grossed 266-million-dollars, a U.S.-record.
She also has a nine-figure deal with Republic Records.
(Paris-AP) — Rihanna is unveiling her first Fenty fashion line at a pop-up shop in Paris this weekend. The line includes clothing, shoes, accessories and eyewear.
It is available online everywhere on May 29th. Rihanna is the first black woman to head a luxury brand in Paris.
(AP) — Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick is reacting to Rihanna’s boycott of Super Bowl 53. Rihanna shared a sketch of Kaepernick taking a knee in his NFL uniform on her Instagram Story, and wrote that she was beefing with anyone who thought she was watching the big game.
He re-shared the post on his own Instagram, and said he appreciated the support. Rihanna was one of a few musical artists who turned down the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show because of the NFL’s stance on Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of racism and police brutality.
(AP) – Rihanna is paying tribute to one of her fans who died of cancer. She shared a photo of herself and a woman named Monia on Instagram, and wrote that she passed away on Christmas. She said the photo was taken a few months ago, on the day that the woman told her that her cancer was back.
She also shared a video of the two of them hugging, and wrote that she misses her already. Monia just shared a photo of a comment Rihanna left on her Instagram pager earlier this month. In it, Rihanna said she was praying for her, and that her strength was inspiring.
(AP) – Rihanna and Donald Glover are working on a surprise new movie. Glover shared a teaser from the film, titled Guava Island, on social media.
In it, Glover talks about being in paradise, but not having the means to actually live there. He and Rihanna’s characters are believed to be love interests. The movie does not have a release date yet.
(Los Angeles, CA) – Don’t know if she was home or not when it happened, but officers were called to superstar Rihanna’s mansion again last night after the alarms were going off.
LAPD says a burglary took place at her Hollywood Hills home and that some property was stolen. Back in May, Rihanna’s assistant stumbled upon a stalker who had broken into the home and stayed inside for 12 hours.
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(New York, NY) – Some of the world’s biggest celebrities gathered for the annual Met Gala this evening in New York City. The theme for this year’s benefit is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination”, attendees were asked to interpret through their attire.
Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katy Perry are some of the celebrities who stood out at last night’s Met Gala. The annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City featured the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Rihanna arrived dressed as the pope, Parker had a nativity scene headpiece, and Perry wore six-foot angel wings.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan attended. According to an Archdiocese of New York spokesman, Cardinal Dolan will likely wear the cassock that he would don to any formal evening dinner.
Headpieces were the most common accessory of the night, with numerous stars showing up in crowns and halos. Among the men who stood out for their fashion choices were Michael B. Jordan, Shaun White, Chadwick Boseman and Jared Leto.
The night also included a proposal from rapper 2 Chainz to his longtime girlfriend.
(SW) – Rihanna is urging fans to boycott Snapchat over an advertisement that referenced her domestic violence incident involving Chris Brown. The “Wild Thoughts” songstress spoke out following an apology from the app over an ad for a “Would You Rather” game, which asked people to choose whether they would rather punch Brown or slap Rihanna.
Brown pled guilty to assaulting her in 2009. Rihanna accused the app of spending money on something that makes a joke of domestic violence, and intentionally shames victims.
Snapchat said yesterday that the ad was “disgusting” and should not have been shown
(Saint Michael, Barbados) – A joyous holiday has turned heartbreaking for superstar Rihanna. One day after spending Christmas with her family including her 21-year old cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, the celebrity-entrepreneur is now preparing for a funeral.The details are slim, but it appears her cousin was walking through the Eden Lodge Area of Saint Michael on the island when he was shot several times. There are reports that he was robbed, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
Alleyne was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a private vehicle but later succumbed to his injuries. There’s been an increase in gun violence on the Island with statistics tallying 22 of the 28 murders committed this year were due to gun violence. Rihanna took to her instagram page to remember her cousin and call for more gun control. Another woman Tanella who appears to be his sister also paid tribute to the young man.
This story is still developing.