Just when you thought that everything went well over at “SNL.”
Pop star Rihanna was a no-show for her final rehearsal before her “Saturday Night Live” performance last night, which irritated the producers, including head man Lorne Michaels.
According to TMZ, RiRi called in sick for the dress rehearsal, which is done live in front of a studio audience right before the actual show. Michaels who takes dress rehearsals very seriously, was quite upset when Rihanna bailed at the last minute.
Later that evening when rih showed up, looking just fine, the “SNL” staff was shocked and felt she didn’t appear sick enough to have missed the dress rehearsal … though no one from the show called her out on it.
According to sources, once the live show got going, Rihanna was seen eating an apple and walking around in between songs which bothered several staffers because she did not seem ill at all. Producers of the show are saying that they can’t even remember the last time someone skipped dress rehearsal.
Sources close to Rihanna tell TMZ she went through every rehearsal except the dress rehearsal (which she was in the building for) because she just felt too ill to do it. Also, RiRi had a doctor who came to her dressing room before the show and administer a shot of penicillin before she went on.