North Woods / BACKGRID

Rihanna is confirmed to headline Super Bowl 57's Halftime show on February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

The Barbadian singer replaces pop superstar Taylor Swift who turned down the gig, TMZ reports.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

Rihanna, 34, reportedly negotiated with the NFL to receive the same paycheck that would've gone to Taylor.

Fans took to social media to celebrate Rihanna's choice as Super Bowl headliner.


"I just like her and what she does, and her get down, and how she approaches her artistry and the whole nine. It's fantastic," said Dr. Dre in an interview on Apple Music 1.

"She has the opportunity to really blow us away. I know we set the bar extremely high," said Dre, who performed during the Halftime Show in February.


Taylor, 32, is still upset that music manager Scooter Braun bought the masters to her albums in 2019.

She reportedly turned down the Super Bowl Halftime gig as she's busy re-recording those albums. The singer adds "Taylor's Version" to the album titles to avoid conflict.

She released her first 2 re-recorded albums in 2021 and both were ranked among the 10 best-selling albums of the year. She believes her masters were stolen by Scooter.

The 11-time Grammy-winner announced her 10th studio album, Midnights, is set for release on October 21.

Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A$AP Rocky claims he is being extorted for $1 million by a former friend who claims he shot at him last year.

The 33-year-old rapper denies firing shots at A$AP Relli last November.

His lawyer Joe Tacopina told TMZ on Friday: "Rocky didn't commit a crime."

"It was an extortion attempt by a former associate, who threatened to make false criminal accusations if Rocky didn't pay him," Tacopina said.

Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Rocky's baby mama, Rihanna (right), was the one being extorted, since Rocky doesn't have $1 million cash.

Rocky was charged with two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. He faces up to four years in jail on each charge if he's convicted.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

Relli claims he got into an argument with Rocky on the night of November 6, and Rocky fired multiple shots at him. Relli says his hand was hit by bullet fragments.

But Tacopina claims he has eyewitnesses who swear Relli wasn't hit by bullet fragments because no gun was fired.

LionsShareNews / BACKGRID

Tacopina told TMZ that he has two eyewitnesses who backed up Rocky's claims that shots were not even fired at Relli.

"What will become abundantly clear in the upcoming months, based on facts and evidence, is that Rocky is innocent of these charges," he said.

During a hearing on Friday, the judge continued a protective order against Rocky. But he ordered Relli not to attack or harass Rocky and to stay 100 yards away from him - because Rocky's life "is also in danger."

Rocky is free on $550,000 bond and his pre-trial hearing is set for November 2.


A Rihanna sighting sparked rumors that she is recording a new album, possibly with her baby daddy A$AP Rocky.

The Bajan fashion and beauty mogul, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was seen carrying a pink diaper bag as she and Rocky entered a West Hollywood recording studio last night.

Maciel-Raffi / BACKGRID

The couple welcomed their first child, a boy, in May. It seems she brought her son to work with her in Los Angeles.

The couple was accompanied by a friend who probably watched their infant while they worked. Rihanna and Rocky don't go anywhere without their firstborn child.

Maciel-Raffi / BACKGRID

She handed her diaper bag to the friend to carry for her. RiRi probably made an agreement with the paparazzi not to photograph the baby.


Her last album was Anti in 2016. That's six long years her fans have waited without a new album from their fave.


The album spawned the hit single "Work" which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Work" became Rihanna's 14th number-one song, breaking a tie with Michael Jackson, who had 13 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.


Rihanna, 34, is the second-best-selling female music artist of all time with record sales of over 250 million records worldwide. She has an impressive collection of hardware, including nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards (including the Icon Award), and 12 Billboard Music Awards.

Photo may have been deleted


New mommies Rihanna and her bestie Melissa Forde enjoyed a night out with the island girls in New York City on Thursday.

North Woods / BACKGRID

The beauty mogul flew her friends to NYC to hang out with her during the 4-day holiday weekend in America.

North Woods / BACKGRID

Photo may have been deleted

Rihanna rocked a blue vintage No Limit "Soldier Gear" hockey jersey (sold out), baggy boyfriend jeans, and a red Balenciaga "Hourglass" handbag (retail $2,300).

Photo may have been deleted

North Woods / BACKGRID

The pop star and rapper A$AP Rocky are raising their 4-month-old son in New York City and Barbados, with Melissa's help, according to friends.

Melissa, who is rumored to be a first-time mom herself, shared video of their girls' night out on Instagram Live. A fan grabbed the video and uploaded it on Twitter (below).

Rihanna and Mel were childhood friends in their native Barbados. Mel reportedly protected the future Grammy winner from bullies in school.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were spotted enjoying a date night at the Ned hotel where they spent a few hours in a private suite.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

Rihanna looked incredible three months after delivering her first child. She showed off her thunder thighs as she walked hand-in-hand with Rocky.

Rihanna rocked a green pleather mini skirt with matching green satin blouse and strappy heels.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

When a BACKGRID photog asked how their new baby was doing, the couple smiled and kept walking.

Twitter trolls fat-shamed the new mom, who welcomed her first child, a boy, in May.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

The Bajan beauty politely asked the paparazzi to stop taking pictures earlier this month. She has avoided the paparazzi in the US since May because Americans are shamefully fatphobic.


Rocky is still facing firearm assault charges in Los Angeles - despite rumors that Rihanna paid millions to his accuser, ASAP Relli, to make the charges go away.

The rapper pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and was ordered to return to court on November 2.

A judge ordered the A$AP Rocky to stay away from ASAP Relli.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

A rumor is sweeping the blogs that Rihanna offered to pay ASAP Relli millions of dollars to make A$AP Rocky's assault charges go away.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

Relli told police Rocky (pictured) pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and fired the gun in his direction in Hollywood last November. But he missed his target.

Rocky appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom last week where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

RELATED:A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to felony gun charges
On Monday, Aug. 15, the Los Angeles district attorney charged Rocky with felony assault with a firearm.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

Now there are reports that Rihanna is trying to save her baby daddy from going to prison by paying off Relli.

But even if Relli dropped the charges (in exchange for cash), the prosecutor can still try A$AP Rocky in court if there are other witnesses to the crime.

Paying off the accuser only works in the movies.

And if word gets to the prosecutor that Relli accepted a payoff in exchange for his silence, Relli could face charges himself.

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

Rihanna is meeting the needs of consumers by supplying coveted ketchup packets in her new Fenty Beauty "Ketchup or Makeup" collection.

You're probably wondering what ketchup has to do with makeup.

Photo may have been deleted

Maybe you've heard by now that ketchup packets are in short supply at fast food restaurants due to a nationwide ketchup shortage.

Rihanna is teaming with MSCHF for her unusual Fenty Beauty collaboration that features six ketchup packets. However, the packets aren't all filled with ketchup.

Photo may have been deleted


Some packets are filled with Fenty Beauty's cherry Gloss Bomb lip gloss. The set can be purchased for $25 via

$25 isn't much to pay for ketchup when you can't find ketchup packets anywhere.

California farmers are sounding the alarm on the tomato shortage that is affecting consumer needs around the country.

Ketchup packets were the first to disappear from fast food restaurants as record-high inflation and drought limited the tomato supply.

"The number-one thing that we say is that water is the 'it' thing when it comes to growing tomatoes," California farmer Mitchell Yerxa told Fox & Friends. "If you don't have enough of it, you can't get the crop you need."

LionsShareNews / BACKGRID

A$AP Rocky appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm.

Rocky faces charges of assault in a shooting incident involving fellow rapper ASAP Relli last November.

Relli told police Rocky pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and fired the gun in his direction.

Daily Stardust/ ShotByNYP / BACKGRID

Rocky, 33, was arrested in April and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on $550,000 bond.

On Monday, Aug. 15, the Los Angeles district attorney charged Rocky with felony assault with a firearm.

LionsShareNews / BACKGRID

Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, wore a suit and freshly braided hair as he arrived at a Los Angeles courthouse.

Relli, real name Terell Ephron, filed a lawsuit against Rocky last week. He is seeking $25,000 plus legal fees.

Lawyers for Relli said Mayer's behavior was "extreme and outrageous" and had caused their client to suffer "extreme emotional distress".

Maciel-Ngre / BACKGRID

Rihanna and Rocky arrived on their private jet as they returned to Los Angeles for his court date. A bodyguard carefully carried the baby in a car seat before A$AP walked off the plane with Rihanna close behind him.

Rihanna and Rocky live in her native Barbados with their son.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

Twitter trolls fat shamed pop singer Rihanna who welcomed her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky in May. The curvy pop singer was seen leaving an office building with A$AP on Monday.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

Rihanna, who was born in Barbados, politely asked the paparazzi to stop taking pictures. She has avoided the paparazzi in the US since May because Americans are shamefully fatphobic and rude.

BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID

After the photos surfaced online, Twitter users fat-shamed Rihanna and mocked her post-baby weight gain.

The rude tweets sparked a war of words between Rihanna's Navy and the trolls who called her fat.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

Rihanna, 34, was compared to Beyonce, who miraculously shed her post-baby weight before she even left the hospital maternity ward. Some people still believe Bey never gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

PapCulture / BACKGRID

New parents need a break! Moms and dads everywhere can sympathize with Rihanna and ASAP Rocky who are on a new sleep schedule thanks to their infant son.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

The power couple was spotted on another 4 a.m. stroll in New York City without their new bundle of joy. The pop stars enjoyed a brisk walk through the park by the water in New York City, according to BACKGRID. Their photographer was also out at that hour and just happened to capture photos of them.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

Thick and lovely Rihanna wore a sliced up button down shirt that gave fans a peek of her belly (is she wearing SKIMS?) She also wore a pair of ASAP's jeans, while ASAP rocked a black tactical vest, long sleeve white jersey with flowers on the sleeves and a curly wig.


Rihanna and A$AP Rocky couldn't sleep, so they went out for a late-night stroll in New York City at 4 a.m. while the city slept.

The couple who, welcomed their son in May, held hands as they stepped out and went to a local shop before strolling around Soho for awhile and heading home.


Rihanna, 34, wore black baggy pants and an oversized hoodie as she walked along the deserted streets with Rocky. In other pics, the "Umbrella" singer wore sunglasses, despite the late hour.

Friends say Rihanna is keeping Rocky close after several foreigners provided receipts that he slid into their DMs.


"Rocky’s been everything,” a source told HollywoodLife in June. "She's told her friends that she can't imagine doing this with anyone but him by his side, he's just so supportive and loving. Seeing him hold their son make her love him in a whole new way."

PapCulture / BACKGRID

Another source said, "Rihanna has seen whole different side of Rocky that she's never known. She's fallen even more in love with him since they welcomed their son into this world and she cherishes every moment of seeing Rocky and their son bonding."

Rihanna and Rocky dated on and off for years. She dumped him several times for cheating on her. So she is well aware of his philandering.

She probably thought that a baby would make him settle down. But that strategy didn't work for Ne-Yo, T.I., Sean Combs, and countless other promiscuous industry men.

Prince Williams/Getty Images

Kelis is on a roll. The "Milkshake" singer continues to drag Beyonce for sampling her record without having the common decency to call her first.

Kelis doesn't own her masters or songwriting credits to her single "Get Along With You," which The Neptunes produced for her 1999 debut album.

Beyonce sampled "Get Along With You" on her track "Energy" off her new album, Renaissance which dropped today, July 29.

Kelis addressed the issue on social media before dropping a video to clarify her comments.

"The issue is that not only are we female artists... there's not that many of us, right?" said Kelis. "We've met each other, we know each other, we have mutual friends. It's not hard, she can contact, right?"

Johnny Nunez/WireImage

She continued: "It's just common decency, right, it's common decency. Especially because... I know what I own and what I don't own... People are swindled out of rights. It happens all the time."

Kelis said it was "stupid and disrespectful" for Beyonce to sample her song without asking her first. She said her issue is with songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams whom she fell out with in the past.



Kelis also threw a subtle diss at singer Rihanna for copying her style.

"I feel like Rihanna rode a wave created by Kelis," a fan wrote in Kelis's comments. To which the singer responded, "Let's not open that Pandora's box today lol one step at a time friend."

PapCulture / BACKGRID

Rihanna and ASAP Rocky stepped out for a late-night dinner in New York on Sunday, July 24.

The couple returned to New York after she attended his performance at Lollapalooza in Paris, France.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

Rihanna rocked a Jean Paul Gaultier bustier and matching leggings with a three quarter length black faux leather coat.

ASAP wore navy blue shorts with a matching Raf Simons blazer. He accessorized with a Phantom Warrior Lanes t-shirt and a pair of Oakley wingtip golf shoes.

PapCulture / BACKGRID

ASAP explained how he finds pieces for his eclectic wardrobe in an interview with GQ magazine.

"I like when it's just like a treasure hunt, right? It's all about sourcing the originator or the creator. It takes it back to the old school analog days when you had to really search for information and there wasn't Google. I really like fun. It's mostly about having fun with pieces nowadays... I'm just doing what I want."

Fans question when the couple find the time to spend with their 2-month-old son in Barbados. But how do we know the baby wasn't with them on tour? It's hard to believe a first-time mom would leave her baby at home to go on tour with her cheating man. Oh, wait. Never mind.


Rihanna is expanding her Fenty Hair Brand to take over the Black hair accessories market.

On July 15, the pop singer's company Roraj Trade, LLC filed a trademark for Fenty Hair, according to documents obtained by E! News. The hair line will include hair bands, barrettes, picks, bows, clips, pins, ribbons, scrunchies, nets, hair extensions, wigs and hair curlers.

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

After the news hit social media, RiRi's fans couldn't contain their excitement.

One fan tweeted: "Fenty Hair?! Rihanna is really trying to take all my coins."

Another person wrote, "Now Fenty Hair is something I can get behind!!!! Rihanna has always had the best hairstyles!"

A third person tweeted, "She is really a game changer in the cosmetic/beauty industry man. Love watching the moves she makes."

Caroline McCredie/Getty Images

The billionaire beauty mogul is already dominating the makeup, clothing, and lingerie markets with her successful businesses, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, and Savage X Fenty.

"I'm looking at my next project completely differently from the way I had wanted to put it out before," she told Vogue in April. "I think this way suits me better, a lot better. It's authentic, it'll be fun for me, and it takes a lot of the pressure off."

Rihanna, 34, recently welcomed her first child, a boy, with rapper A$AP Rocky, 33. The family lives in her native Barbados.

Photo may have been deleted


One of Rubi Rose's male friends is desperate to get out of her friend zone.

Rubi, 24, is best known as the main hottie in the Migos' music video for their single "Bad and Boujee."

A friend zone is like being in Siberia, also known as the coldest place on Earth.

Rihanna recently explained how her baby daddy A$AP Rocky managed to get out of her friend zone. She hinted that patience and perseverance are the keys to unlocking the pink vault.

"People don't get out of the friend zone very easily with me," she told Vogue. "And I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in."

Rubi Rose is in a similar situation with a guy friend who is persistent but he has very little patience.

She shared a text exchange on her social media, along with the caption, "Why do my guy best friends be like this?"

"I wish you would just give it a shot," the guy pleads in one text message to Rubi. "But regardless sooner or later you will. I'm really him. [I don't know] what it's gon take for you to get it."

Rubi replied: "I know you are but I like our friendship."

Photo may have been deleted


Rubi made headlines on Thursday when rapper Kevin Gates name-dropped her on his freestyle "Super General."

"Rubi Rose, I can't wait to have your feet facing my ceiling / With my tongue deep in yo' a*s while I piss all on yo' kitty / Put that d*ck deep in yo' back and have you c*m all on this missile / Put yo' hands behind yo' back and smack yo' a*s, I'm in yo' kidneys."

She responded on social media, writing, "Kevin gates freaky as hell lol."