Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 | 9:58 a.m.
We start the week with some Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors!
Singer Rihanna had a raunchy, racy and ribald Las Vegas visit with strippers and shotguns, then she boasted about it to her 25 million followers on Twitter, contradicting the hometown rule of “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”
Rihanna was so proud of her strip club shenanigans that she even sent out X-rated photos on her Twitter account; one showed a topless dancer with dollar bills stuffed in her mouth as she bent backwards into raunchy Rihanna’s legs with her head locked firmly between the superstar’s thighs.
Quoting rapper Juicy J’s hip-hop song about erotic and exotic strippers, Rihanna messaged: “Bands ah make her dance.” Juicy was a member and co-founder of Three 6 Mafia.
Earlier this year, Rihanna caused controversy when she posted a Twitter photo of herself throwing $20 bills at two strippers wearing next to nothing with the message, “Best stress reliever = $tripper$. Kill it Tip It Cake.”
The pop princess, with an estimated worth of $75 million plus, was on the Strip to close iHeartRadio Music Festival’s Friday and first-night concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena. She turned up before the striptease at Marquee DayClub in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In a private cabana, she lounged over cocktails and chicken wings and thanked a neighboring cabana guest for a bottle of vodka sent to her.
A new, wrap-around chest tattoo just below her tie-dye bikini top also had fans doing double takes. Once again, Rihanna sent out a provocative pose in torn denim shorts and white boots, saying, “Poolside Biffle.” She danced and posed for photographs with several fans at Marquee.
Then she turned up at midnight at Guns and Ammo Garage on South Dean Martin Drive for a private, early morning shooting experience. Donning soundproof headphones and safety glasses, Rihanna slammed away on three automatic machine guns: an M4, a carbine the AR15 and the Squad Automatic Weapon.
Rihanna is no stranger to weapons, as she learned shooting techniques for her summer movie “Battleship” from former U.S. Navy Officer Jackie Carrizosa, a Las Vegas-based training instructor.
She had one further shock in store before she even thought about leaving Las Vegas today. She posed for one more scandalous photograph in marijuana emblems decorating her shoes, socks and camouflage jacket. The necklace also looked suspiciously like the plant.
That’s racy Rihanna who makes no secret about her love of flaunting her body and creating headlines. Has she patched up her romantic relationship with former beau singer Chris Brown after that kiss at the recent MTV Video Music Awards? That headline news has still yet to be confirmed.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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