Rihanna Pumas

“This is off the record.” That’s what a record label insider told me earlier today when she called to pour tea about Rihanna.

In most cases when an insider calls me, it’s because the tea is so scalding hot that they need to unburden themselves. It also helps if they can’t stand the artist.

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Kendrick Lamar

Monday night’s Grammy Awards live telecast garnered the lowest ratings in 7 years.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards drew 24.95 million viewers and a 7.7 rating among adults 18-49, according to Deadline.com. That’s a significant drop in ratings of 9.4%. The lowest since 2009.

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Ciara Harris

Leggy singer Ciara showed off her svelte bod at the Keds Centennial Celebration in NYC, as part of NY Fashion Week on Wednesday. Earlier this week news broke that Ciara filed a $15 million lawsuit against her ex-fiance, rapper Future Hendrix. Court documents show Ciara was more than willing to accommodate Future’s demands to bond with their son, Future Zahir Wilburn. But Hendrix made it difficult for Ciara to arrange parenting time. He also allegedly returned the tot to Ciara with his clothes smelling like weed and urine.
Photos: RCF/Splash News

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Rihanna

As you know, Rihanna‘s eighth studio album, ANTI (pronounced “Auntie”), supposedly leaked “accidentally” on Jay Z‘s flop music streaming app, TIDAL.

After the 27-year-old Bajan singer feigned outrage on social media, she provided a link for her social media followers to download the entire album for free.

Well, just 24 hours later, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced Rihanna’s album had gone platinum.

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Rihanna

In other publicity stunt news: Rihanna was supposedly outraged that her album ANTI (pronounced “Auntie”) was “accidentally” leaked online yesterday. The 27-year-old Bajan singer supposedly went ballistic after her boss Jay Z “accidentally” leaked her entire album on his flop Tidal music streaming service Wednesday.

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Rihanna and mother Monica Braithwaite

Bajan singer Rihanna and her mother Monica Braithwaite slayed on the red carpet at Rihanna’s 2nd Annual Diamond Ball on Thursday in Santa Monica, CA. Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation Ball was attended by a plethora of A- to D-list stars, including Mr. and Mrs. Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Zendaya Coleman, Tyga, Kylie Jenner, EJ Johnson Draya and more.
Photos by Xavier Collin/Image Press/Splash News

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Chris Brown

Troubled singer Chris Brown failed to convince the Australian government that he won’t bitch slap any women while he’s on tour down under.

In September I told you Brown was banned from touring the entire continent of Australia due to his felony domestic violence conviction when he assaulted ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.

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Coldplay featuring Beyonce

A few years ago, Complex.com had a story about Beyonce turning down a collabo with British band Coldplay. Coldplay ended up contacting a more grateful Rihanna instead.

“Well, I did write a song for Beyonce, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn’t get rejected,” coldplay frontman Chris Martin told Maxim.

What a difference a few years makes.

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