Hours before her concert in Dublin on Friday, a nearly exhausted Rihanna made a phone call to Beyoncé for help.
Beyoncé’s advice to the Barbadian songstress: Finish the tour and take a year off to rest and recuperate.
The 23-year-old pop star has 16 more dates left of the 10-month, 101-date world Loud tour.
According to the UK’s The Sun, Rihanna had threatened to cancel the show after feeling the pressure of the tour, but she managed to go on, tweeting afterward, “I’m so light-headed! WTF!!!!!!”
Beyoncé may be providing Rihanna with a solution that seems to have done her a great deal of good. The mom-to be looks like she’s enjoying her return to the spotlight after her own year-long break.
Like Beyoncé, Rihanna is known to be a hard-worker. She broke Madonna’s record for fastest solo artist to achieve 20 Top 10 singles in their career. Her “We Found Love” single landed her 11th number one Billboard Hot 100 single.
In March, Jay-Z reportedly expressed concern about Rihanna’s health and demanding schedule. “Rihanna’s professional, works hard and stays away from drugs and alcohol, but Jay wants her to be careful,” a source told Look magazine.