Rihanna apologizes to frustrated reporters aboard her 777 tour

theGRIO REPORT - Before landing in New York City for the final stop on her 777 tour, Rihanna apologized to journalists for the lack of access she granted them...

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Rihanna’s worldwide “777” tour, where she performed seven concerts, in seven countries over the course of seven days, wound up being a nightmare for journalists.

The Barbadian beauty chartered a jet and brought along 250 journalists, that within days became frustrated by their lack of access to the singer, and began venting their anger on Twitter and social media.

Sunday night Rihanna’s 777 tour group went into revolt mode, reportedly yelling for the singer to meet with journalists and give them “just one quote!.” One reporter became so frustrated that he stripped naked and ran up and down the aisles of the aircraft while plan passengers applauded.

Yesterday before landing in New York City for the final stop on her tour, Rihanna apologized for the lack of access she granted her passengers.

“I know you guys got barely any dirt. …But I had to be good. I still sound like sh–,” she told the disappointed writers. It’s impossible to spend time with everybody, and I’m sorry I didn’t. But this was excellent and I would definitely do it again.”

“I had to preserve my health. Normally, I’d be back here popping bottles with y’all . . . I had to preserve my voice. I was worried about my body more than partying on the plane, so I had to just sleep whenever I could. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did.”

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