Rihanna is back on her illness interrupted “Diamonds” tour, and who better for the still allegedly recuperating star to party with than Lil’ Kim, right?
The “All About the Benjamins” rapper visited the Bajan singer backstage at her Atlantic City, New Jersey concert on Saturday.
From a look at the Instagrams both artists tweeted after their meet, it’s clear they both had a ball.
Despite pregnancy rumors, a very slender Rihanna greeted Lil’ Kim wearing a white laser cut Love Leather vest paired with grey sweats and black heels.
In comparison her guest, who was known for her almost pornographic dress-style in her rap videos back in her prime, cut an almost conservative figure in white leggings and a light blue plume jacket.
Making faces for the camera, the pair posed backstage for a series of ‘fun’ shots in Rihanna’s dressing room. Tweeting her verdict on the New Jersey show, the Unapologetic singer later wrote:
#NEWJERSEY that’s what the phuck iz up!!!! #DiamondsWorldTour.”
So far on the “Diamonds” tour, Rihanna has canceled shows in Dallas, Houston, Boston and Baltimore and appears to be making up for lost time. The 25-year-old posted two Instagrams of herself on Saturday with her lips locked around a wine bottle.
In other Rihanna-related news, recent reports say the singer has big plans for boyfriend Chris Brown’s May 5 birthday when he turns 24. One report claimed she has spent over $1 million on a custom made Mercedes Benz, one of only 75 limited editions produced by the luxury brand.
A source told the UK’s The Sun newspaper: “She’s had it personalized with his initials on the red leather seats.”
If true, Brown will no doubt be delighted. Which is more than can be said for his father. Speaking exclusively to the New York Daily News, Clinton Brown was quite the doomsayer.
In the interview, Clinton Brown said he wished his son hadn’t got back with his former girlfriend.
“I personally really didn’t want him and Rihanna back together,” the 48-year-old admitted. “You have to have a balance in a relationship.”
“You have to have someone who is spontaneous and whimsical but you also have to have someone who is grounded and logical.”
Referring loosely to the 2009 incident in which his son battered Rihanna just days before the Grammys, it seems Brown senior thinks the songstress could be too much to handle.
“[Rihanna] would make a good mom,” the Virginia native said, but added. “I think she would probably have to change some of her antics, the party attitude would probably have to change.”
Although Clinton said he thought his son was probably attracted to the “exotic” and “successful” singer because she understands the pressures of the business, he is pessimistic about the couple’s future together.
“I don’t think they would just whimsically and spontaneously have a child with them being in this mode. That’s why I don’t see it happening — but anything’s possible, man.”
Bringing an even more sobering tone to the interview, Clinton reeled off a list of artists who had met tragic and untimely ends.
“I hate to use examples,” he said. “But Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse — I mean I could go on and on! Is that a given — that you can’t have fortune and fame without [death] being the end result?”
Do you agree with Chris Brown’s father that his son’s relationship with Rihanna is doomed, or do you think the pair have a fighting (no pun intended) chance?