Rihanna Readies Comeback Performance in Dubai
After months of trading in late night club runs for her usual jam packed performance schedule, Rihanna will be getting back to business this May. The singer will travel to Dubai for her first performance following the Feb. 8 altercation with boyfriend Chris Brown.
"There will be over 25,000 tickets available," said Mary Rachelle Cherpak, a spokeswoman for Dubai tourism. "They will be going on sale in the next couple of days." Although the location has not been announced the 21-year-old will travel to the Arabic country for the May 28 performance, which will take place in an outside venue. "Normally they create a special stage in the desert for these events," Cherpak said.
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The Barbadian beauty was scheduled to perform at this year's Grammys but canceled following the incident with Brown. The couple has since stayed out of the media spotlight outside of casual appearances. The duo initially reconciled in Miami not long after the altercation. From there Brown was seen in his home state of Virginia before heading back to Los Angeles this week. Rihanna, however, has been spotted out and about at several nightclubs and restaurants on both coasts. Most recently the pop diva was photographed in Los Angeles, Hawaii, New York and Barbados all in the same week. She is currently said to be working on tracks for her fourth album.
Last week Brown entered a not guilty plea in response to two felony charges of making criminal threats and assault. Although Rihanna did not appear in court, her lawyer Donald Etra showed up on her behalf. Etra assured the media that Rihanna, born Robyn Fenty, would cooperate with authorities regarding the case. "Rihanna's position in this case remains the same, mainly she will do everything that the law requires her to do," he assured.
Brown is due back in court April 29.