She arrived at Los Angeles' Staples Center to rehearse her performance but did not walk the red carpet. She "killed it at rehearsal," per a source. The last-minute cancelation comes several days after she debuted her Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection in New York City on Friday.
"#NAVY so sorry I couldn't be there ..... Thanks Grammys and CBS for your support tonight," Rihanna tweeted.
"We got word from her folks that she was taking antibiotics, she made rehearsal and it was OK," Recording Academy President Neil Portnow told L.A. Times. "But the doctor came in and examined her and said you have a risk if you sing. We regret that, we were all looking forward to her performance. She regrets it. But that’s what happens with live events."
Riri’s long-awaited eighth studio album Anti hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Feb. 20, marking the diva’s second No. 1 effort. “Kiss It Better” has so far reached No. 42 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Rihanna is expected to embark on her Anti world tour later this month.