Rihanna Debuts Reb'l Fleur Promo Commercial + Softens Chris Brown's Restraining Order + Announces U.S. Tour Dates
Rihanna has a lot going on these days, being one of the biggest pop stars in the world. Today she dropped the online commercial for her fragrance Reb'l Fleur and we have it for you inside.
Also, she will perform on the Grammys on Sunday, has released her North American tour dates for the LOUD tour and she softened her restraining order against Chris Brown. Get all your Rihanna news here...
Rihanna's new promo for Reb'l Fleur is meant to be watched twice. The New York Times reports:
For half of the one-minute video, by Droga5, a Manhattan agency, Rihanna lounges in an oversize flower and glides around a lush topiary garden wearing a peach dress and smiling. Then, Alice-like, she steps through a mirror and is suddenly wearing a black dress and a come-hither expression, and is embraced by a dark stranger wearing a tuxedo.
A specially designed video player enables users to choose to run the video in either direction, which of course conveys different situations, such as the singer stepping toward the man in one mode and backing away from him in another. When the page is uploaded, the frame frozen on the video is at the 30-second point, as Rihanna’s nice and naughty personae gaze toward one another from either side of the mirror, and viewers may proceed in either direction.
The video is expected to be uploaded to rihannareblfleur.com, and a simplified version will appear on video-sharing Web sites like YouTube.
We have the YouTube version for you here, as her fragrance website's version was not available at press time.
Check it out:
And about that Chris Brown situation...
No Chris won't be at the Grammys, but RiRi and her team have decided to soften the restraining order against Chris to a "do not annoy" level. This means that the two are allowed to contact each other. But before this takes place, a judge must approve.
The original order by Judge Patricia Schnegg, put into effect in August 2009, mandated that the former couple were barred from communicating with each and maintain their distance if ever in the same room. And it seems like both parties have healed from the incident.
For Chris Brown's part in this, the judge said,
"Of all probationers I've ever had, and I've had thousands of probationers, no one has ever done a better or more consistent job than you have," Schnegg said during a November hearing. "And I really want to commend you for taking responsibility, and for actually working diligently to complete all of the things the court has required of you."
And in concert news...
RiRi is just about ready to bring the LOUD tour home for a few American dates. As the cd, LOUD, is one of the best selling discs around the world, I'm sure her fans her in the States can't wait so see her. Tickets go on sale Valentine's Day and so far she has announced:
June 4 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
June 7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 28 Los Angeles, CA Staples
June 30 Oakland, CA Arco Arena
July 19 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 21 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
July 23 Uniondaie, NY Nassau Coliseum
Rihanna herself spoke about the tour, saying,
“We’re creating an incredible ride with this tour. I’m excited to get out on the road and share my new music from this album. We are going to have an amazing time and I know my fans are ready to get Loud!”
Rihanna will release more show dates and times in a few weeks.
Photos via RihannaDaily.com