Rihanna skips the Golden Globes Red Carpet, but still steals the show

Rihanna didn’t win Tuesday’s Golden Globes, but her presence seemed to shine bright like a diamond throughout the ceremony.

The first-time nominee, for the song “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” looked stunning in a black Schiaparelli Couture ball gown. She and longtime boyfriend A$AP Rocky opted for a low-key entrance, skipping the red carpet altogether outside the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Still, the pop queen — who welcomed her first child, a son, last year — was easily one of the Golden Globes’ most popular attendees. She served playfully Exclamation from tonight’s host, Jerrod Carmichael, along with presenters Niecy Nash and Billy Porter.

The pop queen looked stunning in a black Schiaparelli ball gown.
The pop queen looked stunning in a black Schiaparelli ball gown.

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“I’m going to say something very controversial. I’m actually going to get in trouble for this: Rihanna, you take all the time you want on that album, girl. Carmichael joked. “Don’t let these idiots on the internet pressure you into anything!”

Both Nash and Porter sang Rihanna’s praises as well.

“Rihanna, I love you and I dressed up as you for Halloween,” Nash said before presenting an award to “Abbott Elementary” actor and creator Quinta Brunson. “Had to take my moment.”

Later in the show, Porter said, “If I believed in Halloween, I would have dressed up like Rihanna, too.”

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna welcomed their first child last year.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna welcomed their first child last year.

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Rihanna’s Golden Globes performance comes just weeks before her highly anticipated Super Bowl LVII halftime show. Earlier this week, the NFL teased that appearance with a short video on Instagram showing the singer in a football-themed hoodie from her new Savage X Fenty collection.

“5 weeks from today,” read the post’s caption.

As Carmichael hinted at the Golden Globes, many fans and media are speculating that Rihanna’s halftime show will be a precursor to new music. She hasn’t released a full-length studio album since 2016’s “Anti,” which featured the hits “Work” and “Kiss it Better.”

However, Rihanna has shrugged off these suggestions.

“That’s not true. The Super Bowl is one thing,” she told The Associated Press in November. “New music is another thing. Are you hearing that, fans?”

Angela Bassett (left) with Rihanna at the Golden Globes on Tuesday.
Angela Bassett (left) with Rihanna at the Golden Globes on Tuesday.

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