It seems Rihanna has upset Donald Trump by not performing at cancer fundraiser he had planned…
Rihanna was offered $500,000 to perform but the offer was turned down last minute due to her being ill. Rihanna however, performed at the half-time of the NBA All-Stars game, and held a birthday party for herself. Jennifer Hudson stepped in and performed instead.
Donald Trump stated:
I thought that (canceling) was insulting to everyone. But for Rihanna to go to the (NBA) All-Star game and perform after she told us she was sick, that is just a lack of respect………Nothing was missed. Jennifer’s a beautiful girl. She came on her day off even though she performs almost every night. She is an unbelievable talent, and her voice is better.”
Rihanna’s rep in turn replied:
“Rihanna was recovering (from) bronchitis and her doctor advised her not to get on a plane as she would risk losing her voice and damaging her vocal chords. She feels terrible she couldn’t attend but was so grateful Jennifer Hudson graciously stepped in.”