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Rihanna is reportedly planning to open Savage X Fenty retail stores next year. It isn't clear if the Savage X Fenty stores will be open to small business owners who hope to open a franchise.

According to Business Insider, Christiane Pendarvis, chief marketing and design officer of Savage X Fenty, there will "absolutely" be physical stores opening in the U.S. next year.

Pendarvis said the company is meeting the demand from customers who want to walk into a brick and mortar store to try on the merchandise before buying.

"Fit and comfort are so important," she said, adding that there are "customers who don't feel comfortable purchasing online."

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Rihanna recently hosted Vol. 3 of the Savage X Fenty fashion show on Amazon TV.

Rihanna's star-studded lineup included pop singer Normani, actress Thuso Mbedu, models Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Jeremy Pope, Leiomy Adriana Lima, Alek Wek, pop artists Erykah Badu, Nas, Daddy Yankee, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, and more.

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"They gave me a platform and a stage to show this dynamic show that we've been able to put together," the semi-retired pop singer told The Hollywood Reporter last week.

"I think the challenge every year is to make it better than the previous one and this year we went bigger, we went better, and I'm very proud of every part of the show."

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Rihanna appeared to make a political statement about vaccine mandates after presenting her Savage X Fenty Show in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The Bajan beauty mogul was seen leaving Pier 59 recording studios in NYC on Friday. She wore a Vetements t-shirt with a political slogan on the front: "Think while it's still legal."

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The 33-year-old singer also wore Vetements baggy jeans, a Bottega Veneta bag and metallic pointy toe boots.

For those still waiting for new music from Rihanna, the semi-retired singer told the AP she is still working on her new album.

She said her new music will be "completely different" from what fans are used to.

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"You're not going to expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear.

"I'm really experimenting. Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I'm having fun and it's going to be completely different."

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Watch video of Rihanna leaving the recording studio below.
 

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Rihanna has revealed her ideal romantic night in bed with Metrosexual boyfriend A$AP Rocky.

The 33-year-old beauty mogul and semi-retired singer opened up about her relationship with the 32-year-old rapper.

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Asked what turns her on, Rihanna told E! News' Daily Pop: "I like incense, weed, cologne and a little bit of hard work."

The "Diamond" singer admitted she struggled on lockdown during the pandemic while alone with her thoughts.

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She said the Covid lockdown was "tough" on her mentally because she wasn't used to being alone. "It was tough. Tough for everyone — mentally, especially. The world wasn't making sense."

She told Vogue magazine:

"I was able to be still for a long time. Inspiration finally came when I remembered the little things that I love to do, the simple things that make me happy: grocery shopping, taking walks, going on bike rides, cooking.

"Those little things that I'm trying to incorporate into my lifestyle now that the outside is opening up again and we're about to get right back into what things used to look like. I'm trying to make sure that I still keep those things in my life."

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When it comes to her own self-confidence, Rihanna said:

"I make a point to be present, I look at what's around me, who is around me.

"And then I'm just grateful for those things; grateful for the moment. I think about how far I've come. And how much worse it could be — I could have missed all of this."

However, there are still days when she doesn't feel so confident, and she has a tip for those days.

"Pretend. Just pretend, girl. You have your days where you do and your days where you don't, but push through, just be sure. You belong here, you're sexy. Own your sh*t."

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Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video. The star-studded lineup includes some of today's hottest artists and models. However, one rapper won't be among the lineup.

Nicki made headlines last week when she told her Twitter followers she was unvaccinated. She urged them to do their own research and stop watching the mainstream news.

NSNBC anchor Joy Reid dragged Nicki and accused her of jeopardizing the lives of Black people with her vaccine "misinformation."

Over 70% of Black NY residents are unvaccinated.

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Now Rihanna 33, is weighing in. MTO News has learned that Rihanna dropped Nicki, 38, from her upcoming show Fenty x Savage show.

A source tells MTO:

"Rihanna was cool, she wanted Nicki in the show, but the powers that be are forcing her to cut Nicki out. There are powerful people out there trying to cancel Nicki."

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Rihanna's star-studded lineup includes pop singer Normani (pictured); actress Thuso Mbedu, models Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Jeremy Pope, Leiomy Adriana Lima, Alek Wek, pop artists Erykah Badu, Nas, Daddy Yankee, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, and more!

Below is a preview of the fashion show.
 

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Rihanna kept it casual, dressing down in Chanel and Gucci while running errands at her local Whole Foods in New York.

The 33-year-old semi-retired singer dressed down in a pair of baggy stone washed jeans and a black Chanel blazer with gold buttons from the Chanel Fall 2021 collection. She accessorized with a Chanel No. 5 belt, white Adidas Samba Og sneakers, and Gucci sunglasses.

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She completed her look with layers of pearl necklaces and gold pendants around her neck. Her ensemble is estimated to fit into any budget at around $7,000.

Rihanna was accompanied by her personal assistant and a bodyguard.

Last week, the newly minted billionaire was sued by a musician who says Rihanna's Fenty brand fashion show nearly got her decapitated.

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Jane Doe claims Rihanna's Fenty brand reached out to use one of her songs during a fashion show last fall.

But the DJ played the wrong version of the song that included a sample of sacred Islamic proverbs being chanted, according to TMZ.

Despite a public apology from Rihanna following the public backlash, the artist claims she was forced into hiding and is in constant fear for her life.

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Rihanna's brand Fenty is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by a musician who claims the Savage X Fenty fashion show played the wrong version of a song.

The plaintiff, Jane Doe, who is a musician, claims the song nearly got her decapitated.

Doe claims Rihanna's Fenty brand reached out to use one of her songs during a fashion show last fall.

But the DJ played the wrong version of the song that included a sample of sacred Islamic proverbs being chanted, according to TMZ.

The artist claims she received death threats when the fashion was live-streamed to millions of people around the Muslim world.

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According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, the artist was assured the Fenty brand would play the radio version of the song without the Islamic proverbs.

Despite a public apology from Rihanna following the public backlash, the artist claims she was forced into hiding and lives in fear of her life.

She also can't work to make ends meet and she has lost significant revenue because of threats to decapitate her.

She is asking Rihanna to make her whole financially.

According to reports, Rihanna has earned $1 billion through her business ventures.

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Rihanna and her current boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, was nearly denied entry to NYC's Barcade after she forgot her ID.

Rihanna was all smiles as a bouncer stopped her at the door and requested to see her ID. NYC liquor ordinances are strict: NO entry to bars or venues where alcohol is served without identification.

Rocky argued that his girlfriend is the most popular singer in the city. But the bouncer didn't budge. The couple eventually got in after RiRi found her ID.

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Rihanna wore a pink see-through lingerie with a pink furry floppy hat and strappy sandals.

The pop singer has been known to get tipsy after throwing back a few too many drinks.

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Rocky loaned RiRi his leather jacket as they left the bar after a romantic date night.
 


 

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The same people who praised sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson after she qualified for the Olympics, are dragging her on social media for defending Chris Brown.

Brown, 32, was arrested following a domestic dispute after attending a pre-Grammy Awards party with Rihanna in early February 2009.

In old tweets dating back to 2019, Richardson tells a Rihanna fan to shut up.

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"Oh my gosh SHUT UP !! Women like you are so annoying. None of us are perfect that was a mistake he made years ago & was dubbed throught [sic] the mud about for YEARS. It’s not right for anyone to put theirs hands on another person but y'all don't say anything about the fact that.

"Dragged through *but y'all don't say anything about the fact Rihanna hit him where is that criticism at. He came out & apologize but what did she do Both were wrong and both have move on with their lives why can't y’all."


 

Richardson, 21, qualified for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, winning the women's 100-meter dash in 10.86 seconds at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Afterwards, she confirmed her LGBT+ status by tweeting a rainbow.
 

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Rihanna took us back to the glory days of her music career when she rocked her new short hairstyle at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica.

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Rihanna's ex Drake was all smiles while leaving a late night dinner at Avra's in Beverly Hills.

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Hailey Bieber always looks fly when she's not with her husband, singer Justin Bieber, who is known as a sloppy dresser. The leggy beauty always dresses down when she's with her hubby.

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R&B Singer Christina Milian breastfed her newborn son Kenna during a photoshoot for PrettyLittleThing. Christina wore a Tall Black Satin Frill Hem Longsleeve Short Pyjama Set from the fashion brand PrettyLittleThing.

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Kim Kardashian looked hawt in red snakeskin bodice over a black lace bra and black leather pants after enjoying a late-night dinner in Los Angeles. The three-time divorcee caused a paparazzi frenzy as she strutted out the rear exit of the restaurant. The 40-year-old mom-of-four divorced rap producer Kanye West in February 2021.
 

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Singer Kelly Rowland was spotted out and about after she recently welcomed her second child, a baby boy named Noah Jon, on January 21. She is pictured wearing a black form-fitting dress and throwback Nike sneakers while out running errands around town.
 

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Rihanna showed off her Bohemian style as she stepped out for a late night dinner with family at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. Rihanna displayed her eclectic sense of fashion in a multicolor fur coat with a matching top and rust colored lambskin leather pants with white heels. She accessorized the look with a stylish zebra print fur hat and shades.
 

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Auntie Gabrielle Union was spotted wearing a wedding gown in an unretouched, unfiltered paparazzi photo taken on the set of "Cheaper by the Dozen" in Los Angeles, CA. The 48-year-old Scorpio stars in the remake of the classic 2003 film alongside actor Zach Braff.
 

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Amber Rose and her baby daddy Alexander "A" Edwards drew a small crowd as they arrived at a pop-up shop on Melrose for Dipset and Posta Boys in Los Angeles.