Rihanna Hosts Exquisite Book Party for Visual Autobiography

Yassssssss bihhhh!! Rihanna Navy is sipping champagne tonight in celebration of her 500-page book.

On Friday, Rihanna shut down New York’s Guggenheim Museum for a star studded book party- a 504 page photo album of herself, or what she calls a “visual autobiography”- featuring over a thousand photos taken of her throughout her successful career, largely in the past decade of her career. Many of the photos are being made public for the first time ever, to top it off, the book would come in three limited editions with very Rihanna-worthy names: “This Shit Is Heavy,” “Drippy + the Brain” and “Stoner”.

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From her fairly new record label Roc Nation, her book publisher Phaidon, Fenty, her skin care and fashion brand Fenty, and a plethora of brand partnerships….sis is super busy and living her best life.

The guests on Friday showed up in all black in the Guggenheim lobby, being offered champagne by none other than her champagne line, with each bottling retailing about $300. Additionally, guests chowed down on fried macaroni canapes for 30 minutes before the official start time of the event. Armand de Brignac, RiRi’s brand manager, who was present at the party said that the bar budget alone easily numbered six figures.

Everyone who attended the party walked away with a standard edition copy of Rihanna.

Along with thanking her creative team, business partners and other collaborators -including her childhood friend and “bestie” Melissa Forde, who got the loudest cheer of the night from fans – Rihanna paid special homage to the venue she’d chosen. “I want to thank the Guggenheim not only for having us here, but to share this peice of art, she said of her book, “and have it be among the art that has been at the Guggenheim since 1959.”

For an event as iconic as Rihanna strolling through the Guggenheim, and looking at photos of her, it’s a reminder of just how far her business efforts have carried her beyond the Music of the Sun album, her very first 2 million sold worldwide album. We see you bossin Rihanna. #respect.

Issa Rae Productions On YouTube Is Preparing For New Transgender Web Series

We all know our girl Issa Rae is always moving n grooving. Her latest venture is a new web series, where she’s teamed up with executive producer, writer and director Dui Jarrod. They’ve created a youtube series being released about a transgender woman living in New Orleans as she migrates through her New Orleans. The setting is pre Hurricane Katrina, forcing Ester to evacuate all while navigating her sexual identity, while trying to build a path to stardom.

King Esther received tons of praise earlier this year as it toured the festival circuit. King Ester makes it’s world premiere on October `17 on Issa Rae Presents youtube channel. Will you be watching?