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Good Girl Gone Wild: Rihanna’s Top 5 Craziest Moments

Rihanna knows how to keep up her shock value. Just when we think she can’t get any raunchier, crazier, or wilder, she hits us with another move that leaves us shaking our heads. We love her fun, fearlessness but sometimes we question her IDGAF attitude. The latest and greatest of Rihanna’s wildin’ out moments is her new tattoo. Last night she stopped by a tattoo parlor in LA and apparently got so caught up in being in 2 Pac’s west coast territory that she let Mark Mahoney tat “Thug Life” on her fingers in pink ink. Check out what other moments made us say, “That chic cray!”

Kadooment Day Parade
Anyone from the islands or who has at least been to Carnival or the Caribbean Day Parade in Brooklyn knows Rihanna’s celebration of Kadooment Day in Barbados is pretty typical of the festivities. But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t going hard. Drink in hand, fingers on her toes and rocking a jewel-encrusted two-piece with fishnets, Ri Ri enjoyed backing it up and grinding on anyone who came up to her float throughout the day. But as a Bajan native in her home country, we can’t say we blame her.

Crotch Grabbing
It’s tough to pick one crotch-grabbing moment of Rihanna’s because she does it in pretty much every performance now. But the “You Da One” video hit the over-the-top mark for most people. One crotch grab in a still shot we can take; 20 within 3 minutes and 28 seconds as she grinds in front of the camera? Not so much. Cute video otherwise, though!
Speaking of videos, let’s talk "S&M,” if you were so privileged to see it. When the video for the single first came out, 11 countries banned it and YouTube flagged it so only viewers 18 and older could see it. Ironically, the censorship she was poking fun at in the first place is out of the way now, but that hasn’t stopped us from scratching our heads at the whips, chains, latex and ball-gags. There’s no way she could’ve thought this would fly, but that was probably the point.
Life of the Party
Most people have drank too much in one night at some point in their lives, but not many of us has been one of the most popular pop artists in the world passed out right in the middle of club. That happened to Rihanna one night in London in 2010, and of course someone was there to snap pics. The singer was reportedly knocked out in that position until 4:30 in the morning, but we’re sure someone woke her up in time to pay the $30,000 tab she racked up buying out the bar for her entourage.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)


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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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