Now, TMZ is reporting that the singer had an apparent "meltdown" just before she was set to go on stage.
The media outlet says the "Work" singer was "screaming and hysterical" before the show. They also cite sources who claim Rihanna was upset with her Grammys rehearsal.
But, according to the statement Rihanna's reps gave to Just Jared, the singer would've risked major vocal damage if she'd performed.
"Based on Rihanna's examination, after Grammy rehearsal today, Rihanna‘s doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal chords," Rihanna's rep said. "The antibiotics she has been on for three days did not kill the infection adequately therefore she cannot perform safely."
TV host James Corden was supposed to be a part of Rihanna's Grammy performance and told viewers about what might've been on "The Late Late Show."
Rihanna was going to perform her song "Kiss It Better" with an '80s talk show theme with Corden, of course, playing the host. But until Corden made it down the Grammys red carpet, he had no idea Rih had canceled:
The Huffington Post reached out to Rihanna's rep for comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication.
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