L.A. Reid Details How He Helped Rihanna Hide After Chris Brown Incident
In his new book, “Sing To Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching For Who’s Next,” L.A. Reid revealed details about the horrible time in his former artist, Rihanna’s life, after she and Chris Brown went through their domestic dispute in 2009. He talked about how he and Rihanna had formed a close relationship and how she appeared at his home to duck the media and try to put the pieces of her career and personal life back together again. Here is what L.A. detailed about he and Rihanna’s relationship and the crazy aftermath that followed in an excerpt from his book:
“Our relationship really blossomed after “Umbrella.” Rihanna started coming to my office and we would discuss her follow-up…
I was sitting around my new house in the Hamptons with a couple of my A&R people, smoking some weed and listening to the new Rihanna album in the final stages. When we heard the song “Good Girl Gone Bad,” I knew I had found the title for her album. I had no idea how ironic that would become…
She was set to perform at the Grammys in February 2009. The producer of the show reached me in my suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel the day before the Grammys. Rihanna had not showed for the rehearsal, he told me. The next phone call came from a publicist who worked for us. “Rihanna just had a car accident,” she said. “That’s all I can tell you right now, but she’s in the hospital.”
As it turned out it wasn’t a car accident, it was her incident with Chris Brown. I never knew much more about what happened than the public did. The details were kept from me. I saw the photos of her battered face the same time everybody else did. I managed to get through to Rihanna at the hospital, but it was a brief conversation. I was able to voice some concern, which I hoped was comforting, but I felt helpless. She was in bad shape and embarrassed, and didn’t want any visitors. All this was happening in her life at the point where she was moving beyond simply being a pop star with some hits into a lady the world cared about. It was tragic.
L.A. said he finally got a call from Rihanna and this is what happened next.>>>
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