saturday night live rihanna nbc 'SNL': Rihanna angers Lorne Michaels and producers after missing dress rehearsal

Singer Rihanna didn’t show up for her “Saturday Night Live” final dress rehearsal for the May 5 show. Producers, including head honcho Lorne Michaels weren’t happy with her for it. Instead of doing the rehearsal herself, her choreographer danced the numbers in her place.

According to TMZ, Rihanna called in sick for the dress rehearsal. Doesn’t seem like a big deal on paper, but these shows are done in front of a live audience, so this robbed them of seeing the real deal. Michaels apparently takes these rehearsals very seriously.

The site says, though Rihanna had a doctor administer penicillin in shot form before the show, she didn’t appear to be ill at all. The producers say they can’t remember a time when someone missed a dress rehearsal. Was she faking it? Let us know what you think.

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