Hearing Maher gush over RiRi and her music felt beyond odd. Was there really no one with even a faint connection to the singer available for the gig? When Rihanna eventually joined the “Real Time” host on stage, their unfamiliarity with one other was so evident that it bordered on uncomfortable.
Sure, her mom, Monica Braithwaite Fenty, joined the two on stage to honor her daughter, and mentor Jay Z sent in a video message, giving the moment the personal touch it deserved, but the decision to include Maher just left us scratching our heads.
Did you find Maher’s inclusion odd as well?