Gunfire Near Rihanna: Shots Fire Inside Hollywood Nightclub

A Christmas party quickly turned dark for Rihanna and other partygoers. Gunfire erupted near Rihanna at a Hollywood nightclub, according to several reports. The singer and the other A-list partygoers heard shots ring out on late Wednesday night.

According to the Gossip Cop, an altercation between the group of men outside the entrance of the nightclub is what prompted the gunshots. Witnesses said that they heard shots inside the club, which caused the brief commotion, but not one was hurt at the scene of the crime. Authorities then arrived to the scene before questioning the men who were involved with the shooting.

Rihanna was unaffected by the gun shots heard outside the Hollywood nightclub. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation)

Rihanna and her rumored boyfriend, Travis Scott, were one of the many attendees at the Project Los Angeles nightclub when the men started shooting outside the club. That’s when one of the men pulled out a gun and fired inside the nightclub, according to TMZ. The shots obviously caused the chaotic scene, and then police arrived and handcuffed five of the men, but no one was arrested at the scene.

Fans are wondering about Rihanna’s safety ever since they heard news of the scary nightclub shooting. But an inside source told the Hollywood Life that both Rihanna and Travis made it out of the club fine.

“Rihanna wasn’t scared at all after leaving the club following the shooting. She knew that she was safe the entire time and went on with her night in good spirits.”

That’s why they called her bad gal RiRi, after all. The singer is looking forward to spending some quality time with her new beau. Though the two haven’t confirmed the status of their relationship, an alleged source told Hollywood Life that the two are dating and will be spending more time together in the new year.

“Travis is Rihanna’s man and she is very happy with him. She is looking forward to 2016 and spending a lot of her time with him including the tour they’ll be doing together. She is very happy with him and does not want to mess it up at all.”

TMZ even obtained the footage of Rihanna and Travis Scott leaving just moments after the shooting took place, while the authorities were still at the scene. When the couple left the nightclub, they were met with questions from the paparazzi who hounded them, and wanted to know about Rihanna’s highly-anticipated album, ANTI.

Rumors have been swirling online that the singer plans to release her new album on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but fans are still waiting for the album to drop. Yesterday (Dec. 23) the Today Show Australia accidentally tweeted that RiRi would release her album on Christmas Eve as an “extra special” gift for her fans. The tweet, which has been deleted, sparked the rumors yet again on social media, and has Rihanna’s fans wondering if she’ll really release her new album on the holiday.

Fans may have to wait a little longer because the 27-year-old singer has not confirmed the rumors about her album’s release date. In addition, songwriter and performer Sia previously told Entertainment Weekly that Rih is still looking for new tracks for her album.

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Fans have been anxiously waiting for Rihanna's eighth studio album, 'ANTI.' (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

Though ANTI’s release date is unknown, a sixth video for the singer’s ANTIdiaRY campaign was released earlier this week. It features the “BBHMM” having a face-to-face moment with herself. Prior to that, she released a fifth video from her ANTIdiaRy campaign, which showed her in a bathtub until she was completely submerged.

The mysterious videos are a series of campaign ads between Rihanna, Samsung, and theatre company Punchdrunk, which have been teasing the release of her eighth studio album. The deal the singer inked with Samsung to promote its latest Galaxy line is reportedly worth $25 million. It’s been three years since Rihanna release her last album, UnApologetic, in 2012.

[Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation]