On Tour With Rihanna: The End Of The Road

Rihanna’s final 777 tour date at Webster Hall was a fitting finale to a bumpy week. Whether it was the fact that it was the home stretch or that it was New York Fuckin’ City, Ri  kicked up the performance a few needed notches. The show was a hit for Rihanna and a pumped-up celebration for the fans and journos tagging along with her.

We all heard and hoped for special guests on stage, but got Jay-Z in the audience. She gave him a nod during “Umbrella,” and rightfully so—he dropped a rap on the Number One hit, and the song made her the kind of star that can do these insane publicity stunts.

Overall, New York fans gave it right back during a performance that was equal in wattage to her impressive first showing in Mexico City seven days ago. The afterparty at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club had a lot of swagger but not as much camaraderie as similar outings in Stockholm and Paris. In fact, she and other players were holed up in a separate party room.

As press about the tour has hit the Internet, Rihanna has come under fire for not being available to fans and the press who joined her on this wild ride. Reading through the comments on this tour diary, it’s clear she strikes different chords for different people. Many in the LGBT community embrace her for being strong—but its important to remember she’s also still human.

The whole Rihanna777 tour was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s been a blast to write about, and I hope its been enjoyable to read. Now go and shine bright like a diamond— I’m going to bed.

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  • 2eo

    This has without exception being the most terrible multi-post I have ever witnessed on any site.

    Who do you have pictures of touching little kids to get this job?

    You have no journalistic talent or integrity whatsoever and your chosen topics have not only lacked substance [like your writing] has been a spit in the face of the LGBT community, flouncing around with someone who enjoys the company of people who murder and beat us.

    You are a sad sell out, you don’t belong in the LGBT media, in any capacity.

  • Allen D.

    Seriously, what the f**k does this have to do with the gay community? NOTHING.

  • RomanHans

    Wow. I thought I’d find comments from Rihanna fans here but instead found other folks wondering WTF is up with all this Rihanna shit. So this whole mindless series was bought and paid for? Did you pocket serious cash or just get plane tickets and an invite to the “afterparty”? I expect desperation from the shallow, rapidly-fading singer who relies on her tits to get attention. I didn’t expect it from a website that’s allegedly about gay culture and pride.

  • adam madam

    Refer to the last Qweerty posting about Rihanna, when some guy streaked her tourbus: no one gives a damn. Rihanna sets activists who are trying to spread the word about spousal abuse back a step with every note she sings. Please disappear back into the rhythm and hits machine from whence you came.

  • Eric Auerbach

    Embrace her for being strong? You mean the woman who got back with the guy who beat the shit out of her? Give me a fucking break.

  • 2eo

    “I especially liked the part where she attended hostels containing victims of domestic abuse and told them to suck it up and that they deserve it and to go back to them because they don’t deserve a violence free environment. It was a riot”. – Rich Lopez

  • Brian

    Cuddling up to your abuser isn’t strength, it’s stupidity.

    As for Rihanna’s attitude to gay people, I have yet to hear a pro-gay statement from her.

  • stadacona

    I have been to hundreds of concerts in my life, both large and small. Rihanna was the only one I ever walked out of – truly a talentless stupid whore that lip-synchs and sucks dick to stay employed. She makes Britney seem like a fucking Maria Callas.

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