Music newcomer Ke$ha recently talked about her experience touring with Rihanna on the “Last Girl on Earth Tour” and their chemistry on the road.
Ke$ha said she has learned a lot watching the Grammy-winning headliner lead the tour.
“We have slumber parties and pillow fights and we braid each other’s hair a lot,” Ke$ha laughed. “We talk about boys, naked…Touring with Rihanna is incredible, you should come see it. It’s really fun. I’ve been out with her for about two weeks now, and I just learn so much from her as a performer,” she said. “She has one of the best voices of anyone I’ve ever seen live, and I kind of just take it as my opportunity to hype up thousands of people.” (MTV)
Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy replaced Nicki Minaj on the tour earlier this year.
Travie McCoy is one lucky guy. The Gym Class Heroes frontman has been invited to spend the summer with two of pop’s hottest stars, Rihanna and Ke$ha. Travie, who released his solo debut album Lazarus last week, will be the sole male act on Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” tour, with supporting act Ke$ha, when it kicks off on July 2 in Auburn, Wash. He fills in for Nicki Minaj, who pulled out of the trek a couple days after dates were announced, so she could focus on recording her debut album. (Rap-Up)
Rihanna’s rider, or list of items requested, for the tour leaked online last month.
With the U.S. leg of Rihanna’s 2010 world tour scheduled to kick off next month in Auburn, Washington, concert promoters are preparing to deal with the singer’s very specific backstage demands. According to her tour rider, excerpted below, Rihanna (real name: Robin Fenty) is rather particular when it comes to candles, flowers, and seating in her dressing room. A six-foot couch needs to be “White, Cloth, Plush (No leather)” and “wide enough for her to stretch out on and sometime take a nap.” Animal print throw pillows (“Cheetah, Leopard”) cannot have sequins. Since Rihanna’s arena digs are often locker rooms normally occupied by basketball and hockey players, the spaces need to be spruced up with “Icy Blue Chiffon” placed atop drapery and “Archipelago Black Forest Candles.” The bathroom, of course, must be “spotless,” and the toilet has to be deep cleaned before the star’s arrival. Rihanna, 22, also requires a large throw rug (plush, with an animal print) in her dressing room. The rug, her rider notes, “must be CLEAN, as she will walk on it barefoot.” Though perhaps shower slippers or flip-flops are advisable considering the sweaty occupants who normally fill these spaces. (The Smoking Gun)
Aside from the tour, Ke$ha’s new album, Animal, has continued its run on the sales chart.
Music newcomer Ke$ha’s Animal fell two slots to No. 31 with 12,800. With 27 weeks in the books, the singer’s new album has sold 826,500 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent Rihanna interview down below: