SNL Producers Reportedly Mad About Rihanna Missing Dress Rehearsals
Saturday Night Live might seem like a carefree environment run by the seat of Lorne Michaelsí pants, but itís actually a very tightly run ship with a systematic outline fine tuned over the past three plus decades. Guest hosts and musical performers are expected to operate within those structures, which is why Rihanna missing last nightís dress rehearsal is reportedly still not sitting well with many on the late night program.
According to TMZ, the pop star informed producers just prior to the dress rehearsal that she was too sick to perform. Her choreographer danced to fill the blocked off time, and a doctor went to Rihannaís room and reportedly gave the singer a shot of penicillin. Her eventual performance during the live broadcast went off without a hitch, but many on set reportedly thought she looked a little too fine between songs as she didnít display any noticeable signs of her condition.
Obviously, itís a slippery slope to start guessing how ill people might be based on their demeanors, but itís apparently been a long time since anyone has missed a dress rehearsal on Saturday Night Live. Given she was not in a coma, itís not surprising her absence caused some resentment.
With the dress rehearsal miss so fresh in everyoneís mind, itís hard to determine how angry everyone really is. Weíll just have to wait a few years to see if Rihannaís miss was enough to get her banned from the show.