Sara D. Anderson
To say 15-year-old Becky G is fierce is an understatement. If you've seen her 'Otis' cover, then you most likely went "bananas" over it like big-time producer and songwriter Dr. Luke did. Now signed to Luke's label, Becky has collaborated with Cody Simpson ('Wish U Were Here'), Cher Lloyd ('Oath'), and is fervently working on her debut EP while continuing to do covers, like her confident spits over Kesha's hit 'Die Young'.
The antics continued on Day 6 of the 777 Tour, as journalists were deprived of sleep and (still) any appearance or word of Rihanna since Mexico City. Shortly after the London gig shown above (more on that later), one journalist started posting 'Missing' flyers around the plane, which included a cheeky description ("Rihanna was last seen November 14 on a Boeing 777 giving champagne around. She has not been seen or hear from since. She sports numerous tattoos.") and listed her height in metrics.
Since our job is to report on the day-to-day excursions of Rihanna's 777 Tour, we should be focusing on her stellar performances, such as the one in Berlin. After all, she was sexified and sweaty -- wearing a mesh tank (which displayed her affection for cannabis) and an over-sized men's suit shirt, but not much else. "It is so hot in here," she exclaimed after performing 'S&M.' "How you say hot in German -- 'heiß'"? she says, pronouncing it like "ice." She pauses. "Isn't that a coincidence?"
Today felt like the first normal day on Rihanna's 777 World Tour -- meaning we slept in a hotel bed for the first time and got to eat a full Swedish breakfast stocked with homemade loafs. The travel day was unnecessarily long, however, for just traveling from Stockholm to Paris; but it did give us the opportunity to interview members of Rihanna's band, specifically bassist and musical director Adam Blackstone as well as DJ Reflex and Congorock.
Yesterday was long -- probably because it was the second night in a row where we took a red eye to our next destination. We're talking about Day 3 of the Rihanna 777 Tour, where we took a Transatlantic flight to Stockholm. It was in Sweden where we saw RiRi perform 'Stay' -- one of our favorite down-tempo tracks off 'Unapologetic' -- for the first time on the tour.