Rihanna Ditches Palm Beach Charity Gig, Enrages Donald Trump
Please don't stop the music?
Looks like Donald Trump wasn't covered by Rihanna's "Umbrella" this past Saturday for a benefit show at his club on Palm Beach Island. Mere hours before she was set to perform at Trump's Mar-A-Lago Club for the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute's 20th Annual Discovery Celebration event, she called in sick.
Reported in full over at the Juice, Trump was hopping mad when he saw the seemingly healthy R&B star perform the very next evening at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles with Kanye West and Drake.
According to Molly McHale, a media spokesperson for the Dana-Faber
Cancer Institute, Rihanna -- who committed to perform back in October --
informed the event chairperson she would not be making it just 24 hours
before she was set to be in Palm Beach for the charity event."Her
doctors told Paul [Fireman] she was still sick from the bronchitis she
had during the Grammy's, and wasn't feeling well. By late evening on
Friday [February 18], she had canceled," said McHale.
American Idol alum and Weight Watchers spokeswoman Jennifer Hudson filled in at the last minute. Trump made sure to add a thinly veiled dig about his absent star in his praise of Hudson: "But, 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."
Guess who just upped her chances to appear on Celebrity Apprentice?
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