Friday, July 12, 2013
Rihanna Donates $5,000 to Barrington High School for Late Appearance; New International TV Campaign with Budweiser
Rihanna is donating $5,000 to a suburban Chicago high school for showing up four hours late during an appearance at the school earlier this year.
Check out the full story after the break.
Recently, it was reported that Rihanna will be donating $5,000 to cover the costs of a visit to Barrington High School in March of this year.
Rihanna was in Chicago to visit the high school after the school won her “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” video contest. The students of Barrington High School had produced a five-minute movie that highlighted the school’s volunteer and community service programs. However, Rihanna was late showing up at the school and had fans and students waiting for her for four hours.
The $5,000 that Rihanna is donating to Barrington High School will be used to offset the expenses that the Barrington Unit District 220 used for security and signs for Rihanna's visit. The student body will also receive some of these funds as well.
In other Rihanna news, the pop diva has partnered up with Anheuser-Busch for a new Budweiser campaign.
“Made for Music” will showcase both Rihanna and her mentor, rapper Jay-Z in a series of television commercials. This is the first time that Budweiser has launched an international campaign involving music. The beer company is launching this new campaign in hopes of building a global beer brand.
What are your thoughts on Rihanna and Jay-Z being added to Budweiser's international beer campaign?
Is this a good look for them or not? Sound off in the comments below.