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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'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'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 stunned at her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 1.

The 32-year-old business mogul looks like a new woman after dropping nearly 60 pounds over the past year. This is what an unbothered woman looks like when she's not chasing after emotionally unavailable men.
 

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Jada and Will Smith's daughter Willow Smith (right) posed with West Coast socialite Paris Hilton at Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 in Los Angeles.
 

Rihanna’s close friend, super model Bella Hadid strikes a pose at Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
 

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Jaida Essence Hall attends Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The show is set to air on October 2, 2020.

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Here is handsome Jaida without all the foundation, concealer, mascara and hair extensions!

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Rihanna tapped reggae dancehall singer Shenseea as her newest Savage X Fenty brand ambassador.

Shenseea is the latest celebrity to be named as brand ambassador for Rihanna's lingerie line. She joins the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Tinashe, JoJo, Normani, and more to promote the brand

Shenseea uploaded a photo to Instagram.com, which she captioned:

"Tun yuh on cause me body hot like drought #ShenYeng is now an ambassador for @savagexfenty #SavageXAmbassador."
 

In July, Shenseea, a 23-year-old Libra, was named the newest ambassador for British clothing brand PrettyLittleThing.

Shenseea has scored numerous dancehall hits and, although she hasn't gone mainstream in the USA, her latest hit, "Lighter" with reggae star Tarrus Riley, has garnered nearly 9 million views on YouTube.
 

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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."