Rihanna Sued Over Grandmother's Funeral

Company says Rih Rih failed to pay in full on a $150K bill.

Posted: 08/08/2013 12:35 PM EDT
Filed Under lawsuit, Music News, Rihanna

Rihanna is denying claims that she didn't pay the bill for her grandmother's funeral. A Barbados funeral home is suing Rih Rih, alleging that she failed to cover Clara "Dolly" Brathwaite's extravagant farewell ceremony, TMZ reports. 

Brathwaite, who lived in Brooklyn, lost her battle with cancer last June. The superstar had her body flown to Barbados for burial, and racked up a $150,000 tab tributing her beloved "gran gran." The bill included party tents and massive floral arrangements. 

According to the suit, the "We Found Love" singer paid roughly 25 percent, but refused to hand over any more money. Her rep denied the delinquency, telling TMZ that the allegations are "completely false" and that she paid in full. 

Rihanna was very close to her grandmother. "She was a legend," the bajan beauty told Oprah Winfrey in an interview. "She was a well-rounded woman. She taught me a lot about forgiveness, she taught me a lot about loving my enemies. She taught me a lot about spirituality, faith, strength … as a woman. And the one thing she wants me to do is marry somebody who loves me more than I love them."

After Brathwaite's death, the singer also paid homage to her late grandmother with a tattoo of the Egyptian Goddess Isis.  

  

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