Rihanna: 'Misses' SNL dress rehearsal, 'annoys producers'
Pop icon Rihanna has reportedly angered Saturday Night Live producers by missing the show's dress rehearsal.
The 24-year-old took the stage as the musical guest during Saturday's (May 5) episode, but failed to turn up for the dress rehearsal, which takes place just before the live show.
Rihanna allegedly sent her choreographer instead, claiming that she had taken ill, according to TMZ.
This upset Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of SNL, as he insists that the guests be present for all rehearsals.
The singer was later seen wandering the stage between her performances, an apple in hand. The show's employees were reportedly angered by this, as she did not seem ill enough to have missed the dress rehearsal.
Rihanna's rep insisted that she was sick, telling the website: "Rihanna was sick and needed to save her voice for the live show."