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Rihanna is celebrating the 15th anniversary of her first U.S. hit song "Pon de Replay" and thanked her fans for supporting her long career.

Rihanna was a 15-year-old aspiring singer when she was discovered in her native Barbados by a record producer who signed her to is independent label.

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The producer shipped her demos to Def Jam Recordings, and in 2005, rap mogul Jay-Z invited the teenager to NYC to audition for the record label. The rest is history.

The Anti singer took to social media to celebrate her first breakthrough hit, "Pon de Replay," which dropped in 2005.

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"Man this is trippy. Feels like just yesterday I was shaking in the hallways of Def Jam waiting to audition for Jay [Z]," she wrote.

"'Pon de Replay' is where it all began. 15 years later and I'm here because God led me to you, and you guys have held me up, supported me, tolerated me, loved me, kept it too real with me, and we gon always be connected because of that!

"I love you Navy, and I cherish you. I'm so grateful to be gifted you as my fans and family. G4L!"

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Rihanna went on to score 14 number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, earning more Hot 100 No. 1 hits than any other artist in this century. She is also Spotify's most-steamed female artist.
 

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Reginae Carter unloaded on her elder, NeNe Leakes, while on quarantine on TikTok Monday.

It isn't clear what set her off. Reginae, who turns 22 in November, told 52-year-old NeNe she is depositing Trump checks. "You are the one who is losing houses and cars sweetheart... I don't need to take money from anybody. I am very rich bitch!"

It is out of character for Reginae to be disrespectful to her elders. She is always respectful and sweet to your auntie. NeNe must have really said something to irk her nerves.

In other news, Reginae says her father, rapper Lil Wayne, doesn't mind her bearing skin in Fenty lingerie -- but her mother, Antonia "Toya" Johnson, does.

Reginae made headlines when she was picked to be the face of Rihanna's Fenty lingerie line in January.

Even though she's 21, Reginae told Page Six that her parents had opposing views to her modeling sexy lingerie in public campaigns.

"When I first posted my mom was like, 'Okay, don't get too lively with the lingerie,'" Reginae said.

Reginae, who is the product of teenage parents, said, "My daddy never really mentioned it. I don't know what he thinks about it, but my mom is like, 'Right now, don't take no more clothes off.'"

The reality TV personality who grew up under the watchful eyes of aunties Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 44, and Monica Arnold, 39, says her mother wants her to be respectful and exercise some decorum.

But Fenty line owner Rihanna is not so respectful.

"When I first started out I wasn't really the type to show thongs [and be] sexy and stuff. When I was picking out my options, I was trying to get PJs — but Rihanna's team was like, 'No, send her sexy.'"
 


 

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Bajan singer Rihanna is reportedly upset that her father claimed she sent him a ventilator as he was battling covid-19.

The 32-year-old Barbados native claims she did no such thing -- as she had no idea he was allegedly sick.

"He doesn't need a ventilator, and she didn't send him one," a source told Page Six. The source said Rih is not happy with the tabloid story, as she was unaware her father had contracted the virus.

Ronald Fenty told a British tabloid he spent two weeks in quarantine and was allowed to return to his home. He says he is now coronavirus-free. He urged others to take the virus seriously.

But friends say the elder Fenty never had the coronavirus.

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Shameless CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has also been accused of lying about contracting the virus. On Monday, he staged a "reunion" with his wife and children after allegedly spending two weeks on quarantine in his basement.

Cuomo, 49, dramatically emerged from his basement in a video that aired on CNN.

But Cuomo previously admitted leaving his home with his wife on Easter Sunday to visit the site of his new house in East Hampton when he was supposed to be on quarantine.

We only know this because he got into a shouting match with a man who filed a police report after Cuomo allegedly threatened him.
 

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty says she is open to raising children as a single mother after multiple failed relationships with emotionally unavailable men.

The 32-year-old Bajan, who is fast approaching the high-risk age for pregnant women, graces the cover of British Vogue magazine.

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Rihanna posed for a high-fashion photo shoot by well-known fashion photographer Steven Klein.

She revealed to British Vogue that she is aware of her emotional flaws that led her to have failed relationships with men and at least one woman.

She said that, despite her history of failed relationships, she still wants to raise "three or four children" alone if she has to.

"Would I do it on my own? Hell yeah!" she told the magazine. She said she wants to have children within the next 10 years.

Rihanna dismissed the advice of childcare experts who say children are more well-rounded and mentally healthy if they grow up in a stable 2-parent household with a mother and father.

"I feel like society makes me want to feel like 'Oh you got it wrong...' They diminish you as a mother, [if] there's not a dad in your kids' lives," she said.

Rihanna suggested she wants to have children to give her the happiness she feels she can't get from men.

"The only thing that matters is happiness, that's the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That's the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love."

The pop singer split from Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel in January after dating long distance for three years.

Her exes include troubled singer Chris Brown and bisexual rappers Drake and A$AP Rocky.

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Rihanna surprised fans on Thursday night when she dropped her first new music in three years.

Fans had given up hope that Rihanna would ever step back into the recording booth after she abandoned the music biz to pursue a career in cosmetics and fashion.

The 32-year-old Bajan singer is featured on Canadian singer PartyNextDoor's new track "Believe It." She croons on the chorus: "Babe, best make me believe it / Believe you won't deceive me," while PND praises her "pu$$y power".

The tune is Rihanna's first appearance on the music scene since she teamed up with N.E.R.D. on their track "Lemon" back in November 2017. But she hasn't released any of her own material since she dropped album Anti back in 2016.

Reflecting on Rihanna's "Believe It" appearance, one fan wrote on Twitter: "Rihanna trending #1 in the us and #2 worldwide for repeating 5 words for the entire song is just a power that some girls can never reach."

Another added: "2020 is officially saved. @rihanna made more music."

The track is the second time Rihanna has teamed up with PartyNextDoor, after he co-wrote the tune "Work" for her. "Believe It" is also the first single to be released from the musician's new album Partymobile - his first in four years - which dropped on Thursday at midnight.

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Music's most powerful man, Lucian Grainge was hospitalized in California after testing positive for the coronavirus. His condition is unknown.

The news was first reported by Variety.com.

Grainge, 60, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group, an American music conglomerate that is parent company to over 100 record labels.

Record labels under the UMG umbrella include Interscope Records, Motown Records, G-Unit Records, Island Records, and Def Jam Recordings.

Grainge has worked with Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson, Billie Eilish, Amy Winehouse, ABBA, Eurythmics, Rihanna, Sam Smith, The Rolling Stones, Sting, and many more.

It is unknown when or where Grainge contracted the virus. Variety.com reports that Grainge celebrated his 60th birthday party on Feb. 29, one day before California public health officials began increasing testing for Covid-19.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and veteran music manager Irving Azoff were among the well-heeled guests at the party. UMG closed its main offices in Santa Monica on Friday.

The virus causes mild symptoms in most healthy people under age 50. It causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly population over age 60. Particularly at risk are those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems and those with weak immune systems.

Symptoms of Covid-19 include fever over 101.5, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea and crushing fatigue (weakness).

Mild symptoms include low-grade fever (under 101), dry cough and headaches.

The nationwide C-virus cases is over 3,700 with 63 dead. The mortality rate is 1.7%. The mortality rate will continue to fall as more Americans are tested.

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Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie company has been accused of "deceptive marketing". Customers accuse the company of signing customers up to a monthly subscription service "without clearly" disclosing all the terms and conditions.

A complaint has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission and the California District Attorney's office for Santa Cruz County by non-profit watchdog group Truth in Advertising (TINA), WENN.com reports.

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The group alleged Savage X Fenty has been trying to dupe customers by promoting discounts that can only be used once they sign up for the $49.95-a-month VIP subscription.

"It deceptively promotes discounts and product prices that are only available to consumers who are bound to the company's membership program without clearly and conspicuously disclosing this fact in its marketing materials," TINA stated in its complaint.

The watchdog group discovered that when customers use the Savage x Fenty online shop, the VIP membership is automatically added when a customer adds something to the shopping basket.

However, the monthly recurring fee isn't included in the total amount. Shoppers are only made aware of the fee in the site's small print during the checkout process.

Customers have to know to remove the monthly membership from their carts so they can see the normal price of items.

"By default, the company enrolls consumers into a negative option offer known as the Xtra VIP Membership without clearly and conspicuously disclosing all the material terms and conditions, such as needing to take affirmative action every month to avoid recurring monthly charges," the complaint continued.

Emma Tully, a spokesperson for Savage x Fenty, responded via email to CNN business:

"These accusations are false and based on misconceptions of our business. We are proud of our flexible membership program because it allows us to offer unparalleled quality and value to our customers.

"We believe strongly in transparency, which is why we provide multiple disclosures of membership terms throughout the shopping experience, within advertisements, and through our ambassador engagement policies."

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Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter is officially a fashionista! The 21-year-old singer/actress has been tapped as the face of Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie collection.

Reginae, whose mother is TV personality and author Antonia 'Toya' Johnson, announced on Thursday that she will join former Fifth Harmony star Normani, and models Joan Smalls and Paloma Elsesser, as brand ambassadors for Rihanna's line.

"This just the intro, let me not get ahead of myself," Reginae captioned an Instagram snap of herself posing in a light pink lace teddy.

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Reginae recently moved on from her on-again, off-again boyfriend, rapper YFN Lucci, after numerous reports of cheating on her.
 

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The eldest of Weezy's four kids and his only daughter, Reginae previously starred in two VH1 television shows — T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle and Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Rihanna, 31, recently collaborated with designer Adam Selman for a limited Valentine's Day Savage x Fenty collection, which she described as, "fun, playful, (and) sexy."

The Barbados native split from her long distance lover Hassan Jameel. Reports confirmed the semi-retired singer dumped the Saudi billionaire earlier this month after almost three years of long distance dating.

The "Work" singer has been spotted hanging out with effeminate rapper A$AP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, 31.

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Rihanna is reportedly dating effeminate rapper A$AP Rocky. Their relationship was confirmed less than 3 weeks after her split from long distance beau Hassan Jameel.

Reports confirmed the semi-retired singer dumped the Saudi billionaire earlier this month after almost three years of long distance dating.

The "Work" singer has been spotted hanging out with Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers.

The same day the singer's split was announced, she and the "Fashion Killa" rapper were spotted enjoying an evening out together in New York. Britain's The Sun newspaper reported that Rihanna and Rocky returned to a hotel suite and spent the night together,

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The Metrosexual rapper reportedly enjoys trying on dresses and lingerie from Rihanna’s clothing lime. "They're really enjoying each other's company," a source told the publication.

"It's really casual between them and she's not thinking about whether there's a future with Rocky. She's a newly-single girl having fun."

Relationship rumors first swirled around the stars back in 2013, but Rocky reportedly dismissed speculation the rumors, telling Distractify, "I don't even look at her like that. She's sexy, but I'm good."

A$AP recently leaked a sex tape that went viral on social media. Social media users mocked the rapper's short, lazy strokes, and they were unimpressed with his bedroom skills.

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Rihanna has a history of failed relationships with men and women. She is known for her poor choices in emotionally unavailable people.

Celebrities who have hitched rides on Rihanna's caboose in the past include Chris Brown, Drake, Travis Scott, Future Hendrix, Lewis Hamilton, Karim Benzema, Melissa Forde and La La.
 

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Rihanna's ex-boyfriend, Hassan Jameel is scrubbing the Internet of all photos of them together.

Robert Littal, the founder of BlackSportsOnline blog and co-host of TMZ Sports, said Jameel contacted him through his attorney, asking him to take down a photo of him and Rihanna together.

"Rihanna's billionaire ex just hit me with a request to take down a pic of him and Riri that has been up since 2017," Littal tweeted on Tuesday. "A whole three years, I don't think he is taking the breakup well."

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In response to a follower, Littal tweeted: "It was more of a threat than a request lol. I am not getting in legalish [sic] with a billionaire, got to know when to pick your battles."

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Littal went on to say he was "honored" that Jameel reached out to threaten him with a lawsuit. "The story in question didn't even do numbers," he said, implying that no one cared about who Rihanna was dating.

Rihanna, who has a history of failed relationships with men, dated Jameel for nearly three years - a personal record for her.

She previously dated Chris Brown, Drake, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky. She is rumored to have reunited with Rocky after he returned from a concert tour Sweden.

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Rihanna isn't fazed by people speculating if she's pregnant because she "dreams" of becoming a mom one day. At 31, the Barbadian pop star still has time to become a mom in the foreseeable future.

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The "Work" singer has been at the center of pregnancy rumors over the past couple of months. The rumors intensified when she was spotted with what appeared to be a baby bump that turned out to be a FUPA (fat in upper pubic area).

The U.S. Vogue cover girl addressed the speculation with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Winter in the November 2019 issue of the magazine.

While Rihanna acknowledged that "a lot of woman get very defensive" about pregnancy talk, she insisted she's fine with it - because she secretly wishes the rumors were true.

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"It's personal, it's our bodies, and of course it's our time," she told TV show Extra. "It's not necessarily everyone's dream to be a mom... but it's mine, so I'm fine. Anna just wants to know what the people want to know," she said.

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The Vogue cover - Rihanna's sixth for the fashion publication - is also her favorite cover of them all, because she's showcasing her own Fenty fashion line.

"To see her (Anna) be so supportive — it's great to see us supporting each other, and it's always an honor," the star continued. "This is unlike any cover I have done with Vogue (because) I am wearing my own stuff."

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Rihanna wears a Fenty tulle coat. Forevermark x Jade Trau earrings. Hair, Yusef Williams; makeup, Kanako Takase. Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman. Photographed by Ethan James Green, Vogue, November 2019


 

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Rihanna attended her 5th Annual Diamond Ball benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation named after her late grandmother, Clara Lionel.

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Jaws dropped as Rihanna left her 5th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall St in New York on Thursday. The pop singer and trendsetter rocked sunglasses and Nike Air Force 1's with her high neck black velvet dress with tulle hoop skirt from Givenchy Fall 2019 Haute Couture collection.

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Rappers Cardi B and Offset looked like a fairy tale prince and his princess at Rihanna's Diamond Ball Gala in New York City on Thursday. Cardi wore a pink tulle and satin couture gown from Georges Hobeika Fall 2019 collection.

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It looks like Cardi B got one of her outrageously long mink eyelashes stuck in her eye.

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Singer Normani attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City.

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Rihanna rocked a casual mint ensemble and a Balenciaga shawl as she arrived at Cipriani's ahead of her Diamond Ball Gala in NYC on Thursday.

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Black Twitter is furious that Rihanna plans to honor Twitter activist Shaun King at her Diamond Ball gala this year. The Diamond Ball gala raises funds for education and emergency response programs in third world and developing countries, according to the foundation's website.

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