Rihanna has been blasted for refusing to take part in dress rehearsals for her performance on Saturday Night Live, after claiming she was too ill.
The 24-year-old was expected to turn up for a dress rehearsal of 'Talk That Talk' and 'Birthday Cake' in front of the audience, but said she felt sick.
Instead, Rihanna had her choreographer step in for the practice which usually takes place moments before the show airs and in front of a live studio audience.
A source let slip that the show’s boss Lorne Michaels and staff were miffed when Rihanna turned up later looking well, as the hit programme has rarely experienced no-shows from celebrities.
A rep for the singer told the website: "Rihanna was sick and needed to save her voice for the live show."