Just recently, a book called “Becoming Beyonce” dropped a bombshell about how a rumor was leaked about Jay-Z cheating with Rihanna in order to boost her first song “Pon De Replay”. Now, Rihanna’s team is blasting the reports that claim that a former publicist named Jonathan Hay leaked the rumor in 2005 to create some publicity for her.
From Page Six:
“I was working for Vada Nobles, who wrote and produced ‘Pon de Replay,’” Hay’s quoted in R. Randy Taraborrelli’s “Becoming Beyoncé.” “It was my job to make sure she hit . . . In an effort to generate some interest . . . I began to plant . . . stories that Jay and Rihanna were having a hot romance.” The only problem with the revelation? Rihanna’s legal reps and Nobles told Page Six on Tuesday that Rihanna’s never had any involvement with Hay as a rep.
“Hay was never Rihanna’s publicist or had any personal or professional relationship with her,” Rihanna’s lawyer Jordan Siev told us. Her team claimed the New York Daily News erroneously reported Hay was “Rihanna’s ex-publicist” before updating its story on Tuesday. Other outlets have also called him “former Rihanna publicist.”
When we reached out to Hay, he told us, “I wasn’t Rihanna’s publicist, I was [the] publicist for her first single. She didn’t have a publicist . . . It was back in the day, she was nobody.”
But Nobles said: “I met this guy once, maybe twice . . . I did not hire Jonathan Hay to promote Rihanna [or] ‘Pon de Replay’ . . . He had nothing to do with Rihanna. Someone I knew referred this guy [to me as a publicist], I said, ‘Let’s see what he can do’ . . . He was using my name and what I was doing to get traction for himself.”
Hay said in a statement, “I haven’t read the book and I don’t know what it says. I talked to the author for the first time this Sunday.”
He added that he’s focusing on “music projects that I’m producing and releasing” and “all this other gossip is nonsense.”
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Posted Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Rihanna has revealed in a new interview exactly why she is absolutely terrified of giving birth. According to the singer, she worries mostly about what childbirth will do to her lady parts. In fact, she regularly surfs the internet looking up pictures of the impact delivering a baby can have on a woman’s body.
When asked about what she searches for online, she said, “Oh, random things. Like I will be sitting around Googling childbirth. Childbirth is, putting it the not-gross way. I was searching the size of certain things, and how much they expand, and then what happens after…”
She went on to talk in detail about searching the name of her biggest phobia. She said, “Phobia of a big vagina. Deep. This is awful. I can’t believe I’m typing this in!”
We all have our quirks, no?
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Posted Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 2:14pm
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Rihanna appears on the cover of the latest edition of “Vanity Fair” where she opens up about her tumultuous relationship with former boyfriend Chris Brown. The duo made headlines in 2009 when he nearly beat her to death, but now she is talking openly about the reasoning behind their reconciliation at the time.
On the topic of their relationship, she said, “I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle s**t like this. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you – because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.”
With regard to their short-lived reconciliation, she said, “Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing.”
She also thought she could change him. She said, “A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him.”
She also talked about the white chapter president of the NAACP, Rachel Dolezal. She added, “I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”
Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Rihanna is one of the only stars to not share a stage with Taylor Swift on the latter’s recent tour, don’t hold your breath, y’all.
Asked by NME if she’d ever join Swift onstage, the 27-year-old singer responded:
“I don’t think I would. I just don’t think it makes sense. I don’t think our brands are the same; I don’t think they match,” Rihanna elaborated. “I don’t think our audiences are the same. In my mind she’s a role model, I’m not.”
Wow, a pretty authentic reaction from a pretty controversial figure in entertainment. But still- I wouldn’t exactly say you have to be squeaky clean to sing with Tay. After all, she had Mary J. Blige and John Legend on, and they aren’t squeaky clean.
What do you think- are Riri and Taylor THAT off brand from each other? DISCUSS BELOW!
Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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