Rihanna Turns Down $500K Vegas Appearance
When it comes to Rihanna, any real Stan is ready to fork over any amount of cash to watch the pop star "work" the stage. But RiRi lovers won't get the chance to empty their pockets for an extra chance to see the Roc Nation princess because she just turned down a $500,000 pay day [bonus].
Fresh off the Coachella stage, Rihanna is jetting to Las Vegas, NV this coming weekend. She's slated to hit Sin City's Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday and Saturday (Apr. 29 and 30) as part of her ANTI tour. To give Nevada natives and Vegas lovers an extra chance to catch Rihanna in action, an unnamed venue tapped the singer to host "the opening weekend of a new beach club season," says the Las Vegas Sun.
According to the publication, Rihanna declined the six-figure weekend bonus because it would "also get tied into the opening of a nightclub, and that would be a separate duty." While RiRi's manager urged her to take the deal, the superstar stuck to her guns. In addition to the disappointing news, Rihanna had no problem disappointing photographers by implementing a no-photog rule for her Vegas shows.
Fans may be annoyed now, but Ri always finds a way to kiss it better!
She's been having a great run thus far in 2016--and she's been killing it onstage. Along with the success of her ANTI album, the star just wowed fans in Calgary, Alberta with a Prince tribute during that particular stop on her ANTI Tour.