Rihanna: Epic Meltdown Before Canceling Grammys Performance?

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Monday night's 2016 Grammy Awards were loaded with memorable musical moments, but one highly-anticipated performance never went down, and we may finally know why.

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As part of her ongoing comeback campaign (Her popularity never fell off, but she hasn't released an album since 2012), Rihanna was supposed to perform a track off of Anti, but she called it off at the last minute.

Rumors abounded, and fans speculated that the singer was experiencing health problems.

Now, however, TMZ is reporting that Rihanna had a backstage meltdown and stormed out just hours before she was scheduled to take the stage. 

Sources say Rihanna was "screaming and hysterical" the day of the show, as a rehearsal that didn't go as planned reportedly sent the 27-year-old into a tantrum.

Witnesses say Rihanna loudly announced that she would not be performing before leaving the stage in a huff.

Reps for RiRi still maintain that she was forced to cancel after suffering a bronchitis flare-up.

Many have pointed out, however, that she sang flawlessly just two nights earlier at a charity event hosted by Lionel Richie.

Frankly, we're not sure who to believe.

Her team's explanation sounds a little too convenient, but then again, with the amount of weed Rihanna smokes, we imagine some minor throat irritation could happen at any time.

Of course, if the other story is true, it seems all that ganj isn't doing much to chill RiRi out.

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Rihanna Biography

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Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
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Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

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