When 150 journalists were invited to tag along on Rihanna’s whirlwind 777 tour–7 countries, 7 shows, 7 days–on a private plane and promised lots of face time with our favorite little popstar, they were thrilled…but all that excitement quickly turned to misery.
Apparently the week-long trip was fraught with hours-long delays at the airport, no sleep, no bathrooms, and absolutely zero interaction with RiRi. Even worse, the journos blasted her “wooden” and “robotic” performances. Check out what one anonymous reporter had to say about RiRi on stage:
I hesitate to say that she looked visibly drunk or generally “on some of the hard sh*t” during her performances, so let me just say that we came to expect a three hour delay before she went on every night.
She barely does any of her own singing, which isn’t a huge pearl-clutcher, but at least Britney danced a little. For Rihanna, just licking her lips during a song constitutes a taxing, elaborate physical routine that deserves a couple of mid-performance tequila shots.
Le ouch, darlings. Indeed, Ri seemed to be having a blast with little thought to the press she invited. Journos were especially peeved over the pic Rihanna posted on her Twitter that shows her looking, shall we say, relaxed, when they were all stuck on the tarmac waiting for her to jump on the jet so they could leave:
Do you think RiRi is headed down a destructive path and should’ve treated her
captives journalists better? Or is she just living it up as any young superstar would/should, and everyone is just hating on her diamond shine?