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Destra’s Adhering to Docs’ Orders. Performs to Sold Out Crowd In Guyana.

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Destra’s been given the permission of her doctors to perform as she has been, post surgery to her ankle. The Queen of Bacchanal has endured quite an ordeal in the past couple weeks but has proven resilient, hitting events in Baltimore and Guyana, since the incident occurred.

Destra performs in Guyana with the aid of a medical scooter.

Last week Wednesday, Garcia’s very own Festival of Bacchanal (FOB) took place at the Guyana National Park in Guyana. We understand a crowd in excess of 10,000 gathered to see Destra in all her glory- one foot and all. The lineup included Ravi B, Lyrikal, Farmer Nappy, Alison Hinds and Nadia Batson, S Carter and Bubbles among others. Destra says the event will take place annually in Guyana.

Nadia Batson and Alison Hinds

While many have voiced concern over Garcia’s quick return to the stage, her team is today assuring that the “Lucy” singer is adhering to her doctors’ orders. Her stitches have been removed, EBUZZTT understands, however she has been ordered to wear the Stress Fracture Air boot foot cast for another month to 6 weeks. When this comes off, Destra will begin therapy for walking and jumping on the injured foot. Destra’s been spotted performing with the aid of her crutches as well as a medical scooter- which actually looks pretty cool, we think!

T&T sensations, S Carter and Bubbles were a part of the event.

What’s next for QOB? We’ll just have to wait and see. Her daughter Xaiya heads back to school in a couple weeks and because we know this singer’s no joke mom, we have the distinct feeling that she’ll be focused on mommy duties for the next couple weeks.

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Murder of Rihanna’s Cousin Places Sudden International Spotlight on Gun Violence in the Caribbean.

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Rihanna with her cousin who became a victim to gun violence on Boxing Day in Barbados.

Gun violence and the effectiveness of Caribbean policing may be making the international spotlight, this on the heels of the murder of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, Barbadian superstar, Rihana’s cousin. The young man was shot and killed on Boxing Night in Barbados while walking through a track near his home. He had been shot multiple times.

Rihanna who had been home for the holidays, expressed grief via her social media pages, writing:

“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man.”

Back in February, the young man had cited the internationally acclaimed singer as his source of happiness. He had posted a message beneath a photo of them together, in celebration of Rihanna’s 29th birthday. “Your presence in my life is a source of joy and happiness,” he wrote.

Police are now on the hunt for the killer. Rihanna has since called for gun violence to cease.

 

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Rihanna Does Christmas in Barbados But The Worst Thing Happened.

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Rihanna gets the flu in Barbados.

There’s nothing like a Caribbean Christmas. That’s why one of the world’s biggest celebs chose her homeland of Barbados to enjoy the season. Rihanna’s been hard at work all year long so it was only fitting that some R&R at Christmas be accompanied by the warmth of her family and friends back at home. Boy oh boy, the blessing she is to Barbados, if only for tourism. Thing is, while she was excited to be with her mom and the rest of the gang, the singer was struck by the worst luck ever.

No, Rihanna was not robbed. She did not get food poisoning either. Unfortunately, she got the dreaded flu. Imagine leaving the wintery weather in the US only to be struck with the flu bug in the tropics. That sucks! She still managed to get all dressed up in a red sheer gown for a special night it seemed though.

Rihanna has unleashed 14 new lipstick shades.

Rihanna’s been working hard over the past few months. Her FENTY Beauty Makeup line has racked up millions in sales and earlier today, the brand unleashed 14 new shades of lipstick in Rihanna’s Mademoiselle lipstick line. The beauty collection only had two lip products prior to this unveiling- a neutral gloss and a bright red liquid lipstick.

The Mademoiselle collection boasts 14 shades of bold matte lip hues in shades that range from lavender to dark brown and from baby blue to navy. On Twitter, a message issued to fans suggested that everyone give the #trophywife shade a try.  “We got the perfect camera effect for y’all to get into that highlight,” the tweet said. It was explained that those wishing to try it out simply had to add the effect to their Facebook camera on their mobile devices and take a selfie in the Fenty frame. A yellow toned flash of highlight would automatically be added to get the highlight, the brand’s social media rep said.

 

 

 

 

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