Rihanna was due to perform Kiss It Better at last night's Grammys, but she had to pull out with just hours to go after being consumed by bronchitis. Taking to twitter, the singer had this message for her "Navy".
#NAVY so sorry I couldn't be there ..... Thanks Grammys and CBS for your support tonight.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 16, 2016
Obviously, her fans were extremely upset, as were we - we REALLY wanted to see what she was going to wear on the red carpet this year given last year's ensemble. More on that at the end of the post.
Here are just some of the tweets posted under Rihanna's announcement, there are THOUSANDS - mostly involving Oprah in a state of distress.
— Fuse TV (@fusetv) February 16, 2016
@rihanna :( the grammys are nothing without your presence. hope all is well
— Anthony Quintal (@LOHANTHONY) February 16, 2016
— NATE (@nuthaniel) February 16, 2016
@rihanna get well soon queen pic.twitter.com/iFmeVjNyZo
— bri. (@bigshitxtalker) February 16, 2016
@rihanna u left us with this pic.twitter.com/leLqSOzc1o
— Dan J (@pineapplejim123) February 16, 2016
There was a lot of angry messages communicated in Spanish avec bikinis....
— 10 GRAMMYS (@ratedrayan) February 16, 2016
— oliveira.v no snap (@victoroliveira) February 16, 2016
@rihanna volta e canta pic.twitter.com/oaX879GFXu
— MaurÃcio Heberle (@mauricioheberle) February 16, 2016
And the upset continued unabated...
.@rihanna girl I love you and all but don't do this ever again pic.twitter.com/ObOvzbKQAw
— Michelle Contreras (@Michiixx) February 16, 2016
— BeaoncÃ© (@_fancypirouette) February 16, 2016
— girl in the picture (@aTENSIAn_PLEASE) February 16, 2016
— mich (@wafflehampton) February 16, 2016
@rihanna We'll hopefully see you at the BRITs! pic.twitter.com/VwyajvInz1
— Anti Kiing (@ZaynDiamonds) February 16, 2016
— ant (@ToineDon_) February 16, 2016
- @rihanna girl. I was waiting for that dress. Feel better sis. pic.twitter.com/SZBgSuxGwT
— oochie wally wally âœ¨ (@DillonJaden) February 16, 2016
@rihanna #GetWellSoonRihanna We missed you girl I was ready for you to SLAY TONIGHT AT THE #GRAMMYs ðŸ˜©ðŸ˜©
— #ANTi (@iAM_McKeey) February 16, 2016
— jorge. (@jorgenewby) February 16, 2016
— horchatapapi. (@beejayspears) February 16, 2016
When I found out Rihanna cancelled her performance pic.twitter.com/kBtX2psYIO
— Queen Ashley (@Moonlightbelieb) February 16, 2016
And so it continues to continue. See all the tweets here
The sickness must have hit her like a tonne of bricks because she managed to make the rehearsals - in this sparkling Nina Ricci dress...