Rihanna Cancels 2016 Grammys Performance

Rihanna was M.I.A. at the 2016 Grammys (Feb. 15) after canceling her performance due to bronchitis per doctor's orders, Billboard can confirm. 

She was slated to sing "Kiss It Better," the smooch-y jam off her recent release Anti, for the 58th annual ceremony.

Her rep says that the singer's doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because she "was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal cords." Rihanna had been taking antibiotics for three days, though the meds "did not kill the infection adequately."
Rihanna performs live on stage at Allphones Arena on Oct. 3, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
She arrived at Los Angeles' Staples Center to rehearse her performance but did not walk the red carpet. She "killed it at rehearsal," per a source. The last-minute cancelation comes several days after she debuted her Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection in New York City on Friday.

"#NAVY so sorry I couldn't be there ..... Thanks Grammys and CBS for your support tonight," Rihanna tweeted.

Riri’s long-awaited eighth studio album Anti hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Feb. 20, marking the diva’s second No. 1 effort. “Kiss It Better” has so far reached No. 42 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Rihanna is expected to embark on her Anti world tour later this month.
Source: Billboard

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