Mess: Rihanna Reportedly Drops Out Of BRIT Awards / Kanye West To Replace

Published: Wednesday 25th Feb 2015 by Sam

How mucky is Rihanna‘s new album campaign?

Delayed dates have been followed by so-so singles – and now scrapped performances can reportedly be added to the list.

Details below…

A multitude of sources had confirmed that the 27-year-old had been tapped to perform at tonight’s BRIT Awards in London.

However, major UK publications are reporting this morning that the Puma model has dropped out from the gig – with just one day notice. Her Roc Nation comrade Kanye West has reportedly been drafted in last minute as a replacement.

The Daily Mail wrote:

The surprise move comes after the annual awards bash was plunged into chaos following the S&M singer’s random no-show at rehearsals on Monday.

Fortunately, music industry bosses were able to thrash out a desperate deal with Kanye, 37, after it was revealed he was already in the country and available.

Now, insiders say he will deliver an elaborate, high-tech performance complete with a huge ensemble of professional dancers to fill the void.

A backstage source told MailOnline: ‘BRIT bosses were understandably disappointed that Rihanna was a no-show, but – after some initial panic – they’re delighted to have found a solution in Kanye.

‘In fact, they know he’s a huge star and won’t simply just fill her shoes – but he’ll own the stage and stun fans with one of the biggest performances of the year.

‘Now, more than ever, everyone’s determined to make the event exceed industry expectations.’


We must preface by saying that, in all fairness to Rih, she was never formally announced as a performer.

Yet, that doesn’t automatically invalidate the “drop out” stories; as it’s becoming routine for certain major names to not confirm appearances ahead of time and simply let news outlets generate hype for them with speculation. One needn’t look further than almost all of Beyonce‘s showings over the last year for evidence of this.

With that, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was an elaborate rouse to maximise the “surprise” factor if Ms. Fenty does show. Still, given how confused and confusing Rih’s whole project appears to be, playing such games wouldn’t be smart.

…and, yet, neither would dropping out.

Again, a mess.

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  1. BeyIsKing February 25, 2015

    If true the lead up to R8 is a hot damn mess.

    • Jansel February 25, 2015

      First She lets Kanye pick her first single the she lets him take her performance. I thought she signed to Roc Nation so she wouldn’t be a puppet but it seems like she still is. Forehead puppet. SMDH. How he just out of nowhere come up with a high tech performance last minute? You smell what’s brewing?

    • You tried February 25, 2015

      Pressed this site is !! Lol always bringing up BEYS name in a RIH loose And vice versa !

  2. Bey Is Grown February 25, 2015

    Lol @ Sam

  3. sleazy February 25, 2015

    shes mess all her horrible singles damn!!!!! stealing people looks im over

  4. BeyIsKing February 25, 2015

    Well at least the Brits have been saved from all that screeching…..

    • Al February 25, 2015

      I fukin hate Kayne with a well passion and Taylor Bore is on as well.
      Won’t be watching can’t cope with them and hearing Sam Smith again he must be on every radio station here every 5 mins and Ed Sheeran. Ur lucky in the US the stations here play the same songs every hour. I’ve heard Stay With Me everyday since April/May and Eds TOL since Sep :/

  5. Naomi February 25, 2015

    That would have been the perfect opportunity for her to perform her new song, it would go straight to #1 in the UK. Welp…

  6. Barb-wire February 25, 2015

    Good news for the Brits.

    • maurice February 25, 2015

      when will they EVER invite Nicki though?
      Chile. Her relevancy in the UK is second to none after those flop sales.
      Didn’t she sell 2,000 copies of Pinkprint in first week in the UK?

  7. Tyler February 25, 2015

    Between R8 and Home I feel like this era will be a mess…
    Why is she currently working on 2 different albums? Its like she waited 2 years to build up hype and is now going to destroy all of it with not one but two messy releases SMDH.

    • rosy February 25, 2015

      I agree I feel she not into it anymore she seem a mess this Era wtf rih allow men to control her when she in a relationship she not focus I feel leo has been distraction for her and she has stupid Kanye doing her album I’m done she is not focus when she see no one have time for that she will get out from Leo’s d***

  8. DEL BEY February 25, 2015

    well… we all knew rhianna’s work ethic was as weak as her vocal

    • KING RIH February 25, 2015

      Working on a movie and 2 albums at the same time is terrible work ethic????

      • DEL BEY February 25, 2015

        I think you mean the countless producers, songwriters and managements work ethic, besides rhi’s dedication to the craft looks like childs play compared to the commitment bey gives her craft… how many dates did bey cancel on the Mrs Carter World Tour again?

  9. Kayleigh February 25, 2015

    Home was supposed to be released last November troll but it was pushed back to March. It was common knowledge (tgj even posted it) that she was working on two albums. She was supposed to record the entire Home soundtrack herself, but now she only has 4 or 5 songs on there. Y’all act like she’s just throwing out singles and pushing release dates back like Ciara or somebody. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A RELEASE DATE, only speculation.

    • Tyler February 25, 2015

      You b****** werent saying all of that s*** prior to Beyonce releasing her surprise album. Oh, but now that the shoes on the other foot and “Scaredanna” hasnt established a release date everythings supposed to be all good? Girl bye!

      • Kayleigh February 25, 2015

        Beyonces album was ACTUALLY delayed though troll. She scrapped it and decided to do the surprise release. Rihanna NEVER had a release date, EVER. All we knew about was Homs so hush Trollyer!

      • Tyler February 25, 2015

        When did Beyonce have a release date before December 13, 2013? Receipts? Elaborate….Exactly! You cant because you dont have any but if you want to continue to go along with that rumor then I could easily say that Rihanna pushed back her album as well, TROLLeigh.

      • Kayleigh February 25, 2015

        Um how about that GQ article/interview from Feb 2013, and I quote…..

        “You’re here to talk about her big post-baby comeback (Blue Ivy, her daughter with Jay-Z, is a year old), which Beyoncé is marking in classic Beyoncé fashion: with a Hydra-headed pop-cultural blitzkrieg. This month, two weeks after she headlines the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII, she will premiere an HBO “documentary”—more like a visual autobiography—about herself and her family that she financed, directed, produced, narrated, and stars in. This is a woman, after all, who’s sold 75 million albums, just signed a $50 million endorsement deal with Pepsi (her flawless visage will festoon actual cans of soda), and will soon embark on a world tour to promote her fifth solo album, as yet untitled, due out as early as April. Who wouldn’t want to know how she gets the job done?”

      • Tyler February 25, 2015

        Are you mentally delayed? When did BEYONCE SAY that she was releasing “Beyonce” prior to December 13, 2013??

      • Kayleigh February 25, 2015

        So GQ, an official publication who interviewed her pulled that information out of thin air? Ok lol keep being delusional. She didn’t need to see anything dickhead, the proof was in the pudding. You’re so dumb and I’m no longer interested in continuing this convo.

      • Kayleigh February 25, 2015


      • Tyler February 25, 2015

        Yeah, actually she did need to say it…but she didnt. Stop assuming s*** because you’re only making an ass of yourself.

      • Kayleigh February 25, 2015

        So Beyonce, the queen of media trolling allowed them to publish that after they interviewed her? Didn’t she HERSELF say that she goes over her interviews? The album was supposed to be out by April, like GQ said and the tour was supposed to support it lol. Get over it, bye. 😆

      • Diora Couture February 25, 2015

        ummm.. TYLER, HUNNY…. The GQ MAGAZINE article stated about her album in APRIL…….therefore, BEYONCE told them it would be coming in APRIL. So keep it cute, hon-knee.

  10. KING RIH February 25, 2015

    I know the hive isn’t trying to drag after they got slayed and conquered in that Bey photo post. Y’all should be hiding and worrying about why Bey’s face looks like ground beef. Mudsty faxgs

    • Tyler February 25, 2015

      Ummm, I know you arent trying to makes looks a topic of discussion….Not when Rihanna’s head is so damn big that you can read her THOTS.

      • datreddone23 February 25, 2015

        Big head or not Rigs facial features slays Beys her nose is looking mighty knifed u . I see Bey tried to copy Rihs white Met Gala dress at the vanity fair Oscar party but ended up looking a shabby mess

      • Tyler February 25, 2015

        Unlike Rihanna’s, Beyonce’s facial features are actually proportionate. She’s always had good facial symmetry. Rihanna has nice eyes, but I just dont find her protruding forehead attractive. To each his own though.

  11. The Beysus Impact February 25, 2015

    YAAAY!!!! Let’s hope so!!!!

  12. Pearce Wilson February 25, 2015

    I see TGJ is still on the Rihanna hate tip. Come up with something new already and learn the art of REAL journalism. I’m not even a big fan of Rih but t’s getting very boring !!!

    • Bosslady February 25, 2015

      I agree, that’s why i don’t post, I wouldn’t be suprised if TGJ has their ONLY 4 staff members going back forth making it seems like their getting hits…it’s pathetic at this point. I never hear Rihanna say she was performing at the Brit Awards, nor did she or her camp confirm an album date…SMH

  13. gilbert February 25, 2015

    L O L 😀 oops

  14. Tyler February 25, 2015

    Sucks for her if this is true…would have been perfect promo for her lead single.

  15. LB February 25, 2015

    Ha like Kanye is going to perform without Rihanna when a joint tour is pretty much confirmed. Nah, don’t buy it, she’ll be there.

  16. Mark111 February 25, 2015

    Yawn. Where’s Rita’s music? Where’s Ciara’s single? Where’s Beyoncé’s Album of the Year? Lol

    • Faf February 25, 2015

      Where’s Aaliyah’s anything?

      • Igotstatellithowiseeit February 25, 2015

        Faf, did you wake up on the stupid side of the bed????

      • Diora Couture February 25, 2015

        UMMMM….Aaliyah died YEARS AGO, you troll. You’re stupid for asking about her music, and disrespectfful of the dead. I bet that if she were alive today, she’d be slaying all these other heiffers.

    • Stephy. February 25, 2015

      How’s your v***** doing sis?

  17. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) February 25, 2015

    Clearly Rih is running out of tricks and it’s causing a very hectic and chaotic promo build up to this alleged album. A mess already, from the looks to the songs, just a mess…

  18. Marcella February 25, 2015

    If true it better be a personal emergency, because otherwise shes fulfilling her role as disrespectful and arrogang little cow tbh! One day these award shows won’t be clambering after you’re struggle performances because you’ll no longer be relevant. Then you’ll be begging them to perform.

  19. Love Life February 25, 2015

    Thirsty PR stunt.

  20. Skyfall February 25, 2015

    1. I don’t believe she was ever scheduled to perform anyway or
    2. She will pop out on stage when Kanye is performing.

    I say it’s just a PR Stunt.

  21. Mark111 February 25, 2015

    Lol, why are the haters concerned over a performance that haven’t even been confirmed? Delayed album, yet you guys can’t even give me the supposed dates. Home soundtrack? The film was pushed back by Dreamworks, so why would she drop the soundtrack on November? Lol

    • LB February 25, 2015

      It’s Rihanna season so they are looking for anything that’ll stick. Can you say threatened?

      • Skyfall February 25, 2015

        Are were are the allegations of Rihanna having bad work ethic when she’s working on a movie & Two albums at the same time.

      • Mark111 February 25, 2015

        Well they jave to try harder, lol. Making up crap just proves that She already won. Sorry that they’re faves flops or drops an album out of nowhere and pays it dust.

  22. Skyfall February 25, 2015

    Not Tyler trying to downplay Rihanna loos as if Beyoncé is some goddess of beauty. Beyoncé does look good for 40 years old.

    • LB February 25, 2015

      He is gay, what does he know about a woman’s attractive features? Just a salty queen who can’t get a man.

      • Tasha February 25, 2015

        Why can’t gay men judge beauty? What kind of homophobic remark. You don’t have to be a woman, or sexually attracted to them to be able judge whats beautiful.

    • Tasha February 25, 2015

      They are both beautiful. Beyonce has a girl next door beauty and Rihanna looks exotic (with makeup)

    • No February 25, 2015

      Both of them look better than you. And saying Bey is older just makes to younger girls look bad, she has a stronger work ethic, greater performer etc. While you have girls like Taylor and Rihanna that gave one energetic performance without gasping for air.

      • Barb-wire February 25, 2015

        @No, Death!!!

  23. Tasha February 25, 2015

    I hope she performs. Really not excited about Taylor and Madonna.

    • #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 25, 2015

      Taylor will and your mad

    • #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 25, 2015

      Taylor will slay and your mad

  24. #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 25, 2015

    Who cares she ugly and can’t even sing……………….

    • LAMB4LYFE February 25, 2015

      A Ciara stan talking about vocal ability? I have officially seen it all!

  25. KeKe February 25, 2015

    Lol Kayleigh i applaud you for putting Fagler in his place 😀

  26. great brits February 25, 2015

    omg. she was never confirmed. was she? why that juggling thing tho? nobody knew if they wanna really? circus. and the press is the clownish act. kanye showed up and bagged the gig. there you have it. gotta watch it.

  27. Blue Ivy Rod (fourfivesecondsofSeethin) February 25, 2015

    I think this is a PR stunt.

    I’m also waiting for news of Bey having another joint tour, you know she gets “inspired” by the other girls 😉

    • Carmen February 25, 2015

      On the run tour was in the works before The Monster Tour, Jay Z already confirmed that in 2013.

  28. Carmen February 25, 2015

    I don’t think Kanye will perform by himself somehow. But I hope this doesn’t mean they are performing that tragic wannabe country song. She would do much better with a performance of Towards the Sun backed by a kids choir or something different like that.

  29. kingbeybitch February 25, 2015

    She’s a mess and the navy’s a mess. The navy on twitter dragging in each other Lool apparently some of them aren’t buying Rih’s new music they’re so entertaining thoo.

    • Diora Couture February 25, 2015

      WHO’S THE NAVY? i’m so out of touch…

  30. kingbeybitch February 25, 2015

    I’m sorry but ROC Nation just doing this b**** wrong. They just put FFS on Spotify, they put the Grammy performance on VEVO way after I mean they’re not promoting her like she should be tbh.

    • Zion February 25, 2015

      Her promo has sucked since TTT. She should have enough coin to promote herself. She’s not Ciara or Tinashe, she’s Rihanna. I mean doesn’t she have her own label now?

  31. What now February 25, 2015

    When will you all earn to leave the deranfged uneducated self hating hive alone

    For true navy, let’s just enjoy Rihanna , beyond her era and it ws a hot crass mess , tune that basic mess out (and her fans) and let’s enjoy the new era whenever it’s here

  32. LDN Chick February 25, 2015

    I can’t at ‘The Sun’ newspapers headline reading ‘Rih pulls out… Good news for Brits’ They tried her lmao.

  33. Bitchplease February 25, 2015

    I know Rih is working on two a
    Bums at the same time. She going back to back for sure. #thatsriahannareign 🙂

  34. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! February 25, 2015

    Asking as taylor swift wins best international female, it doesn’t matter …

  35. Rihboy February 25, 2015

    I’m pretty sure there is a reason behind it all. They love her regardless. So skipping out on a performance isn’t a big deal. Just another slow news day. R8 is still highly anticipated.

  36. (Rihyonce) February 26, 2015

    Disappointing !

  37. FutureCIARA February 26, 2015

    What a gift from GOD almighty that she was a no-show…. It saved everyone that was there, a trip to the ear doctor!

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