Looks like there’s no love lost between Rihanna and the producers over at “Saturday Night Live.” According to TMZ, RiRi called in sick just before dress rehearsal, which is done before a live studio audience just before the actual show.
SNL’s head honcho, Lorne Michaels, who’s known as a stickler for dress rehearsal attendance, was upset when Rihanna bailed at the last minute. It didn’t help matters when Rihanna showed up later, looking fit as a fiddle.
Sources close to Rihanna say she attended every rehearsal, except the dress rehearsal because she was feeling under the weather. A doctor came RiRi’s dressing room and gave the pop star a shot of penicillin.
A rep for the singer tells TMZ, “Rihanna was sick and needed to save her voice for the live show.”
Watch clip of Rihanna performing “Birthday Cake”: