It seems like Rihanna was a no-show for her final dress rehearsal for “Saturday Night Live” last weekend – and this didn’t sit well with producers for the show, including head honcho Lorne Michaels.

Apparently Rihanna called in sick for the dress rehearsal - which is done live, right in front of a studio audience right before the actual show airs. Michaels notoriously takes dress rehearsals very seriously, and was quite upset when Rihanna bailed at the last minute. Sources say that, in her place, her choreographer danced to her songs.

Here’s where things get sticky – Rihanna later showed up looking just fine, and didn’t appear sick enough to have missed dress rehearsal – though no one called her out on it. Producers say that they can’t even recall the last time someone skipped the dress rehearsal.

In more Rihanna news, the singer says that she struggled to finish work on her latest album while she was battling a nasty bout of the flu – admitting she cried under the pressure and “almost wanted to punch somebody.”

“I started crying,” the singer says. “I cried for ten minutes really, really hard in my pillow…it was aggressive. I don’t cry loads. If I cry, it’s because I’m very angry and I can’t do anything about it because I’ve run into a dead end – like nothing you can do about a situation – that’s when the tears would come down. “ Because she was stressed from working on an album? That would make her millions?

She continued, “I got up, showered, and started to work. I wrote all my thank-yous for the album. I thought, ‘They don’t have a choice. I’m the only person they can get answers from and there was nothing I could do about it.’ But I was so overwhelmed.”

Rihanna, it’s so tough being you.

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