By request we’ve made HD screen captures of Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” performance at the 2016 Made In America Festival. We’ve also thrown in a few gifs, check it all out in our gallery and after the jump!
Rihanna closed her ‘ANTI World Tour’ with an energetic show at the du Arena last night, as part of the F1 after-race concert series in Abu Dhabi.
The Barbadian singer, bathed in white light, kicked off the night with the sweet ballad Stay, which instantly had the crowd singing along. She appeared on a glamorous white-lit stage in a dazzling outfit flanked by dancers, before taking the audience from high to even higher as she belted out favourite early chart toppers “Umbrella”, “We Found Love” and “Work”.
Rihanna and her friends celebrated the final show backstage, where they took photos with celebrities Lionel Richie and Omarion. The entire crew signed an ANTI vinyl
Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits at the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival on Saturday (Sep 24th). She closed the show with a number of her smash hits, from “We Found Love” to “Umbrella” to the recent “Needed Me.” Most of the performers thanked the feverish audience for doing acts of kindness to earn the tickets.
As fans waited for Rihanna to perform, Chris Martin — who had just performed — came back onstage to stall. He sang Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” while strumming the guitar, and freestyled new lyrics about why Rihanna was late, which earned laughs and applause from the crowd. He joked that the singer was doing her makeup and said he would perform the Prince song again.
A day before the festival, on Friday, Rihanna was appointed Ambassador of Global Citizen, which teamed up with her Clara Lionel Foundation for a multi-year partnership to advocate for kids. Julia Gillard, the chairwoman of the organisation, took to the mic to cement the partnership, telling the world that “education is the best investment we can make for a prosperous, peaceful, equitable and future-ready world”, and that she was “thrilled” be working with Rihanna.
“We got global citizens in the house tonight — I myself, I’m from Barbados so I came a long way,” Rihanna said between the songs. “There are people all over the globe that need help.”
Watch two videos of Rihanna’s performance after the jump, as well as Chris Martin’s freestyle and Rihanna using a cute Snapchat filter.
Tens of thousands of fans who spilled onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during Budweiser’s Made in America music festival came to see Rihanna on Saturday, the highly anticipated Barbadian singer who, just last week, was awarded a lifetime achievement award from MTV.
Rihanna delivered an amazing performance as usual, giving the crowds an ANTI World Tour experience during her first ever Made In America performance. While we wait for Tidal to add the entire performance, check out photos in our gallery.
Rihanna took the V Festival stage for the second night in thigh high boots and an oversized jacket on Sunday (Aug 21st). Not only did she rock a new outfit, but also showed off new curly locks. Check out photos in our gallery.
Rihanna wowed the crowds as she closed the opening day of the V Festival in Staffordshire last night (August 20th). The pop princess took to the stage in long culottes, one leg of which was open, and a brown leather lave-up corset.
She teamed the unusual outfit with white heeled boots, a choker and bracelets and left her hair straight with dark brown lipstick. Tonight she’s taking the V Festival stage for the second day in a row.
Rihanna recently performed her last non-festival ANTI World Tour show in Berlin, Germany. While staying in the city, she took time to visit the huge artwork of herself, created by Juan Sebastián Peláez.
The original picture of Rihanna dates back to a holiday shot taken in Barbados in 2013 that Peláez has blown up, cut the head off, and placed a generic face onto the chest. The oversized cut-out has been on show at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art since June 4.
Check out photos of Rihanna spotted out in Berlin on Wednesday (August 17th) in our candids gallery.