Report: Rihanna's Grammys Absence Was Due To A Meltdown

Report: Rihanna's Grammys Absence Was Due To A Meltdown

Multiple sources say she wasn't happy with rehearsal.

Published February 17, 2016

It was first reported that bronchitis and a concern for her vocal cords kept Rihanna from performing at The Grammys Monday night but that may not be the full story.

TMZ is now reporting that anxiety caused the Barbadian singer to cancel her set as multiple sources are telling the website she was “screaming and hysterical” before she was scheduled to hit the stage. What triggered that outburst isn’t certain.

A few – both connected with Ri Ri and simply working the awards ceremony – say she wasn’t happy with her rehearsal. Others are sticking with the bronchitis story, but add she was too upset from the fact she couldn’t perform that she had to leave.

If it is bronchitis, hopefully Rihanna gets better soon. Her ANTI tour is slated to begin next week! is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Paul Meara


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