On Monday, The Grammys celebrated the 58th annual event and hot on the list to perform was Rihanna. But during the show news leaked that singer cancelled due to having bronchitis. This morning further news developed that bronchitis may not be the reason that Rih’s performance did not go to play.


via TMZ:


Sources connected with the show and several sources who were not connected but present at the show tell TMZ … the singer was loudly expressing displeasure over her rehearsal. They say she was loud and upset and, as we first reported, bailed on the event.   


Rihanna’s people say she had a medical issue … bronchitis that was so bad she could not perform and that’s why she left. Sources close to RiRi tell us she was too upset to stay and watch the show.


It’s interesting … Rihanna sang flawlessly two nights before the Grammys at a Lionel Richie charity event. Several sources say her voice was also great at the Grammys rehearsal.


Now watch Rih singing at rehearsals and sounds good too:




But now, according to James Corden, who hosts The Late Late Show, he was set to participate in Rihanna’s performance and has opened up on the shenanigans. What bronchitis?!


He says:


“So, a couple of weeks ago I got asked if I would introduce Rihanna on the show, right? So I get this phone call saying ‘Rihanna’s got this big thing planned for her song “Kiss It Better” and she’s doing like a whole 80s talk show thing. And it’s gonna be really cool. What she wants you to do, is like be like an 80s talk show host and have funny glasses’ — and I’d sit on a thing, maybe have like a cigarette and I’d introduce Rihanna. She’d come out and do her song and then at the end she’d come and sit with me like it was its own talk show that they’ve called ‘As It Lays.’


So I go on Saturday morning and I rehearse it there, she’s a bit under the weather but it’s all gonna be okay. And then, today, I get all dressed up. This morning a guy came and measured me for like an 80s suit and stuff. I drive down there, get there, do the red carpet saying ‘Oh, I’m introducing Rihanna. She’s asked me personally to be a part of it. It’s amazing.’ I get to the end of the red carpet and they say, ‘Rihanna’s had to pull out the show. She’s pulled out, she’s been told by a doctor she’s not allowed to sing. It could really damage her voice.’”


So it’s confirmed, her voice didn’t Wa wa wa wa WORK. Watch James speak on it, below:



Any thoughts?



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