Rihanna SUED Over Outstanding $150K Funeral Bill For Her Gran + Usher RELEASES "Thank You" Letter, Says Son Is "DOING WELL"
Rihanna (who's on vacay in Barbados) was recently sued for bailing on a $150K funeral bill for her deceased grandmother. Get the deets inside and read what Usher said about his son's progress.
A funeral company claims that following the burial of Clara Brathwaite in June 2012, the Bajan pop diva ordered a grand burial complete with tents, multi-media large screens and huge exotic floral arrangements for a big party....totaling $150K. Now, the company claims Rihanna paid only about a quarter of that total!
Rihanna claims the bill was exorbent, so she didn't pay it in full. We guess no one discussed cost analysis before the big homegoing celebration.
And in other music news.....
Fans concerned about the health of Usher's son, Usher Raymond V, can rest assured that "Cinco" is doing well. Though he's still in ICU, TMZ reports that he's eating, laughing and talking and will remain in the hospital a few more days.
Usher recently issued a public thank you to the men (working on his AV system inside the house), like Ben Crews, who saved Cinco's life. PEOPLE published the statement:
"I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock. I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son's life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews," the singer said in a statement. "They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them."
"I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family's well-being,"
And how does the mother of Ben Crews want Usher to repay her son? By singing at his upcoming wedding. That's what she told TMZ.
But as the dust around the near-drowning settles, Usher should expect to hear from ex-wife Tameka Raymond and her legal team. A source close to her camp told the mag,
"Now that it's sunk in, she is livid. Usher has custody and won't let Tameka have the kids, even when he's out of town. She feels like the kids are being raised by his family or by nannies, when they should be with their mother."
She has since been granted an emergency custody hearing that will take place tomorrow in Fulton County. Hmmm.....will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Photos via Rihanna's Instagram/Usher's Instagram