Rihanna is back in the public spotlight with he release of her new album Rated R which has some personal messages to former boyfriend Chris Brown. Rihanna continues to thank her fans for support as she gets through the her emotional roller coaster.
Making for one of the biggest night's in the music industry, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards are set to get underway at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday evening (May 22).
With a full slate of top-name acts joining the lineup as performers, nominees and presenters, fans will be treated to appearances by the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj when the ceremony kicks off at 8PM on ABC.
She's gearing up for what could be quite the big night at the Billboard Music Awards seven days from now, but Rihanna was able to fit in a little retail therapy as she ended the weekend with a West Hollywood shopping session on Sunday (May 15).
The "Rude Boy" singer looked as hot as ever in a midriff baring grey top with a long striped skirt and towering heels as she popped into Kiki De Montparnasse to browse through the shops specialty lingerie offerings.
Two years after his infamous assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, Chris Brown's mother has urged her son to break his silence on the issue so he "learn to deal with it" and move on.
Chris' mom, Joyce Hawkins, who has been a victim of domestic abuse herself, told "Sister 2 Sister" magazine, "I think he really needs to talk about the situation in itself, what actually happened to Rihanna, so that he can get that out for himself."