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 joined Sir Paul McCartney during his set at the second weekend of Desert Trip last night (Oct 15rh). The festival, which is organised by the team behind Coachella and takes place at the same location in Indio, California, has been dubbed “Oldchella” because its line-up features some of rock’s elders.
“We finally found someone under 50” McCartney is said to have joked, as Rihanna joined him to perform ‘FourFiveSeconds’. Watch a video above.
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.
Rihanna made another surprise appearance at Drake’s Summer Sixteen tour in LA yesterday (Sep 10th). The two performed their collaborations and Rihanna also sang “Bitch Better Have My Money” while Drake danced around onstage. After finishing their performance, Drake had a few very sweet words to say about Rihanna:
“I hope you all find someone to hold you down like this amazing woman right here.”
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.
Earlier in the evening on Wednesday (Aug 31st) Rihanna joined Drake on stage for “Work”, as well as a few of her own songs. While in Miami, Rihanna also decided to get new ink. She was tattooed by her favorite artist Bang Bang, who just revealed Rihanna’s new body art: a shark. The tattoo awfully reminds us of the toy Drake got her while dining at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto, which he rented just for the dinner.
Check out Rihanna’s new tat above, and visit our gallery for candids of Rihanna leaving E11Even nightclub last night, of course with Drake.
— Ultimate Rihanna (@URihannaFansite) September 1, 2016
Check out lots of HQ photos from last night’s Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden! Don’t forget to watch all of Rihanna’s performances and the iconic award speech.