News: Rihanna Reacts To Eminem's "Monster" Announcement

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 11:48AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has stepped forward with a reaction following an unexpected three-city tour announcement courtesy of Shady Records head Eminem.

With the big news still making rounds across media outlets, RiRi confirmed her involvement and gushed over linking up with Marshall Mathers.

""@Eminem: NYC/DET/LA this August with @Rihanna! #TheMonsterTour - http://xxlne.ws/1e0Ua9I " OH IM THERE!!!!!," RiRi tweeted February 21. (Rihanna's Twitter)

Buzz behind the tour and RiRi being involved surfaced heading into the weekend.

In the wake of their chart-topping hit "The Monster" from The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem and Rihanna are heading on tour together. The Monster Tour stadium shows kick off this summer, with stops planned for New York, Los Angeles and Detroit. "There are some shows coming up with Rihanna," Eminem said in an exclusive interview in the latest issue of XXL Magazine. "It's a three-city tour: New York, L.A. and Detroit coming in August. The Monster Tour." (XXL Mag)

A few days ago, the "Rap God's" tour rider appeared to make its rounds online.

The 41-year-old singer from the US city of Detroit, who once nearly died of a drug overdose, now has a squeaky-clean and booze-free backstage rider. However, the razor-tongued musician, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, refuses to compromise on the quality of his pickles. Eminem advises concert promoters that only pickles by the premier German brand Gundelsheim will suffice in his backstage dressing rooms. Other items required by the rapper include low-fat yoghurt, peanut butter, jumbo shrimps and Swiss mild cheddar cheese. He also insists on dumbbells backstage. (Channel 24)

Recent reports also claimed Slim Shady was swaying away from media and press talks prior to sparking an overseas tour.

Eminem has refused media interviews in the run-up to the SA leg of his Rapture 2014 Tour, which kicks off at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, 26 February before heading to Joburg's Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday, 1 March. (Channel 24)

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