In news that will no doubt set tongues wagging, faux-diva Rihanna has announced that she will now be managed by Jay-Z and his Roc Nation media firm.
Full story after the jump…
Via Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna is now under Jay-Z’s umbrella.
The Pop singer has parted ways with manager Marc Jordan and is now being managed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management.
Rihanna told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that she’s “so excited to take this next step in my career.”
The 22-year-old is also launching a new company called Rihanna Entertainment. She says it will “merge all of her businesses, including music, film, fragrance fashion and book ventures.”
Jay-Z signed Rihanna to Def Jam in 2005. The two won a Grammy in 2008 for the hit song “Umbrella.” Earlier this year, the pair picked up two Grammys for the rap song “Run This Town,” which also featured Kanye West.
She’s released four albums and plans to release her fifth CD, “Loud,” on Nov. 16.
While this surely won’t help the model’s cause with the ever-raging rumours (see: Jay-Z, Beyonce), it is as smart a move as an empty barrel can make. For, while McFenty deceives the masses with her Oscar-worthy imitation of a legit performer, she may as well make money from it – something the creation of Rihanna Entertainment will certainly help facilitate.
She may suck at pretty much everything, but this latest move proves she blossoming into quite a business-woman. Kudos to her.