This story could be about a lot of things, but it’s not. It’s not about her fans, because her new album is number one on the charts right now. It’s not about dudes, because Chris Brown is obviously on that (more on that in a bit). It’s not her family, because they’re just psyched that she’s back with Chris. No, it’s more about everyone who works with her. Everyone who works with Rihanna doesn’t like her anymore.
Here’s what’s been happening:
“She’s always been unpredictable, but it’s worse than ever,” says the source, adding that “more than one” person who works in her camp is looking for a job away from the Barbadian beauty.
The insider cites Rihanna’s inability “to keep meetings, even ones she’s rescheduled, [and] be on time … to anything.”
“She’ll commit to something, and show up two hours late,” says one agitated staffer.
A second source says “the Chris Brown situation” has aggravated Rihanna’s behavior. “She puts her family and [Brown] above everything else,” and “it really can affect relationships and commitments, and make her and everyone else look bad. People are fed up.”
Rihanna lived up to her recent rep on the last leg of her “777” tour in her concert at Webster Hall last Tuesday, by going on stage approximately an hour and a half after schedule. At her record release party for “Unapologetic” at the 40/40 Club that same evening, the show was set to begin around 11 p.m., but RiRi arrived close to 2 a.m.
“She committed to do the carpet, but went straight to a private room with her family to eat,” says a source, adding that Rihanna missed her mentor Jay-Z, who is a partner in the nightclub. Hova had a drink with music execs, and left 45 minutes before the tardy temptress arrived. Jay left his perch in the VIP section prior to the end of the concert to make sure he’d be able to greet Rihanna (who is managed by his company Roc Nation) after the show, however.
So yeah, things don’t seem to be looking too great for her professionally. I’m not saying that she’ll get dropped or anything – remember that thing about her number one album? – it’s just not an awesome development.
And speaking of developments that are not awesome, here’s a photo that Rihanna put on Instagram last night:
She addressed that one to Chris Brown, with the message “i dont wanna leave!!! Killed it tonight baby!!!” Feel free to roll your eyes and sigh as needed.