(NEW YORK) — Rumor has it that Rihanna’s penchant for partying like a rockstar has her Roc Nation boss Jay-Z concerned. That’s according to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail, which reports that Jigga has ordered Rih to go to rehab.
A source, however, tells the New York Post that, yes, there’s tension between Rihanna and her management, but it’s not over concerns for the singer’s health. According to the New York newspaper, a source says, “Rihanna feels she has worked hard, and rightly deserves to enjoy her huge success. She has rebelled against her management and her record label execs who want her to tone her lifestyle down and work more.”
Last week, Rih scrapped a London trip, with the British paper The Sun saying her management had cited “sickness” as the reason. But Rihanna took to Twitter to deny those claims. This week, Rihanna was spotted with friends in New York City, where she romped around SoHo in a pair of sneakers, a pink skirt and a see-through pink bandeau top.
Perhaps the racy ensemble is all part of Rihanna’s reported rebellious streak. A source tells the Post that the singer “has been taking more vacations, wearing more wild outfits, posting more on Twitter. Her message is that she’s an artist, and will live her life how she likes.”
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Henry Hanks, CNN Newswire
Jim Bennett, Deseret News