Rihanna tweets booze photo after her grandma’s death: cut her a break?


Here are some photos of Rihanna and her grandmother’s funeral in Barbados. I know that, on most days, we speak of Rihanna in terms of her trashy behavior and very questionable attire. She also tends to talk a lot of smack on her Twitter page, but Rihanna often posts photos of her family (with whom she is very close) as well. So now those worlds are colliding after Rihanna’s beloved “GranGranDolly,” Clara Braithwaite, passed away. We’ve posted some photos of Rihanna with her Granny before, and it’s clear that the two had a special relationship. Now Rihanna is publicly mourning on Twitter as well:


Rihanna was in full mourning when she attended her beloved late grandmother’s funeral in Barbados. The singer looked visibly pained as she made her way to the ceremony sporting a simple black shift dress, with her jet black locks styled into a beehive.

The 24-year-old’s unique style still came across in the demure outfit as she donned a pair of heelless black shoes. With her head down and hair covering her made-up face, the pop star looked devastated when she was seen emerging from a chauffeured car.

She put on a brave face to perform at the Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park over the weekend. But as she prepared to attend Dolly’s funeral today, Rihanna was still clearly struggling with her death.

Drowning her sorrows and showing the strain, the star tweeted a picture of herself, make-up free and holding what appears to be a beer in her hand. With heavy bags under her eyes, the singer – who attended a memorial service for her grandmother in New York last week – looked absolutely exhausted in the snap.

Rihanna captioned the photograph: “I had to!!! Sorry granny,” clearly referring to Dolly.

[From Daily Mail]

At first, it seems so skeevy that the paps have attended the funeral of a pop star’s grandmother with intent to capitalize therein. However, it can also be argued that Rihanna invites such scrutiny when she posts photos of her holding a beer bottle while referencing her Granny. Obviously, Rihanna lives her life in a very public way — I just hope this tragic event doesn’t push her further down the spiral.


After the funeral, RiRi traded in her heels for some Chucks. I kind of love the look.



Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. The Original Mia says:

    I’m going to cut her a break. I know how heartbroken I was over my beloved grandfather’s death. I did things for comfort.

  2. marie says:

    While I wouldn’t do it, Rhianna tends to live her life on Twitter-so for this I give her a pass.. Losing someone you love sucks

  3. cd says:

    never seen her look nicer – very classy

  4. nikzilla37 says:

    Poor RiRi. Whenever someone I love dies, I get drunk as hell too. No shame in her game.

  5. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Chuck Taylor’s to a funeral? Really RiRi?

    • hoya_chick says:

      I think she changed from her heels in the header picture to converse. She probably wore heels for the church and changed for the actual burial in what looks like a cemetery. Nothing wrong with that, I hate getting my heels stuck in mud/grass! So annoying.

      I wish she would get some serious therapy and lay off twitter (she’s so vulgar and inappropriate in her tweets a obvious cry for help, I mean look at this photo, who would tweet that if they weren’t vulnerable and unstable?) and/or drugs and alcohol. It’s like she is letting one bad thing that happened in her life define her. Don’t give that douche so much power Rhi Rhi! Easier said than done I know. But I have a soft spot for her as a fellow West Indian girl. I hope she gets it together before it’s too late.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        An ankle boot with a kitten heel works nicely for the cemetery, as does a dressy set of flats. At least that’s what I wear to the cemetery, but then again I’m not a twitter-obsessed celebutard. Then again, this isn’t the tackiest thing I’ve seen a person wear to a funeral or graveside.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        An ankle boot with a kitten heel works nicely for the cemetery, as does a dressy set of flats. At least that’s what I wear to the cemetery, but then again I’m not a twitter-obsessed celebutard. However, this isn’t the tackiest thing I’ve seen a person wear to a funeral or graveside.

      • gg says:

        Those heels look painful. She was probably forced to change shoes and that’s all she had available. And they might even be someone else’s.

    • Bodhi says:

      Heels sink in the turf. My cousin & I are rednecks & walk around barefoot when our heels sink :-)

  6. bobo says:

    I don’t hate on her for this because after my Nannys funeral I got wasted on tequila shots and i have a very sad and sorrowful pic of myself. You can see the pain in my face and eyes.

  7. RobN says:

    I’m sorry her grandmother died, I don’t care that she feels the need to share her entire life online. She’s an adult, you make your choices and live with the consequences.

  8. valleymiss says:

    Forget alcohol – my drug of choice during times of loss and depression is FOOD. Gimme that sugar coma, baby. :-(

    Rihanna’s been on a personal downslide for a while. She has $ for a therapist, but methinks she’s stubborn and doesn’t see the need.

  9. DreamyK says:

    Yes, a lot of people drink on the day of a funeral. Also lots of sex, because it’s life affirming and all that. RiRi’ been getting her drank on heavily for some time.

    Former Texas Governor, Ann Richards, said that every occasion, be it happy or sad, becomes an excuse to drink when you’re an alcoholic.

    And yes, I do think it’s tacky to tweet pics of yourself from a damn funeral. Girl has no boundaries.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    I feel for anyone going through a loss, but in general she really needs to get her act together.

  11. Lisa says:

    There’s a difference between cutting her a break and glorifying it. Tweeting the photo is glorification. Keep that shit private.

  12. DeltaJuliet says:

    I’m sorry. I think it’s tacky as hell. Some things need to be private, not attention seeking. My friend did a Facebook check-in at a funeral home and I wanted to punch her.

  13. Ari says:

    If I can drink a six-pack sobbing in a parking lot after putting my first pet down then I am pretty sure this girl can have her beer when her grandmother died. To think otherwise is just damn judgmental.

  14. daz says:

    i truly hope that the moment she hits rock bottom isn’t her death, that she can get her act together and try live a more normal and healthy life.

  15. The Original Denise says:

    Sure, cut her some slack; she seems to have been close to her g’ma. Maybe, just maybe, she will pause and slow down for a while.

  16. Stacia says:

    Why must every move these celebs make, promt them to Twitter-it or Facebook-it. I mean ..if your Gran passed, would you RUN to facebook with pics to show how sad you were and how you had to hit the bottle to express the sadness. She needs to stop. She should keep that private. I have no problem with her drinking her sorrows away, but WHY MUST EVERYTHING BE POSTED ON THE INTERNET!!!The very least she should have done is just issue a STATEMENT to her fans that she was in mourning for her Gran.

  17. shannon says:

    Serious break-cutting here. I remember when my grandpa announced he was going off dialysis (meaning he’d be dead soon) and the whole family came out to see him before he let go. My grandma, my mom and I went to the grocery store, I went to buy a bottle of wine and my grandma said, “Get two.” God bless Rihanna and her family at this time.

  18. Kayla says:

    I’m going to cut her some slack, though I didn’t meet either of my grandfathers I know how sad & depressed I was when my step-father died. I have absolutely nothing against her drinking to cope we all have different coping mechanisms I’m IRRITATED & ANNOYED that she feels the need to post this cos this just brings out the judgey holy people to clown and push her further over the edge

  19. Aqua says:

    I stopped being a fan of Rihannas a couple of years ago because of her behavior .However given the circumstances it’s perfectly understandable.I really want her to clean up her act though.

  20. Kat says:

    When my (very Irish) grandmother died, after the funeral the cousins all passed around flasks filled with Jamesons (her favorite). I don’t think anyone should judge. We don’t know RiRi, and we didn’t know her grandma!

  21. Sour worms says:

    The drinking to cope with a lost isn’t bad because lots of people do it. But, not many feel the need to hop on twitter/instagram to tweet it to the whole damn world. This is what makes me think she is just looking for attention. When my grandma died, I was no where near facebook or twitter. I was in no state to text let alone do some crap like that. With Rihanna, it’s like, if people can’t see her drinking and doing weed, what is the point of doing it? Such a fame whore. And, no I don’t need to know her to know that, it is obvious to anybody who has had the misfortune of coming across her twitter.

  22. Kosmos says:

    I agree, do not think she must live her entire life online. Can’t she keep some things to herself, like her grandmother dying? Just stop tweeting every little thing to people and live your life.

  23. Bobby says:

    Her funeral outfit is fab! She on the other hand is a hot mess.

  24. Bodhi says:

    When my grandparents died my cousins, uncles, aunts & I started drinking at immediately after the funerals.

  25. Jill says:

    I think it is refreshing someone so young has a great relationship with her family and grandparents.

    She’s grieving so she gets a pass.