Just as things seemed to irreversibly sour between Rihanna and the journalists on her 777 Tour jet following her lack of engagement with them over the past week, the singer made a surprise appearance in the aisles, just as the plane began its descent upon the Newark airport on Day Seven. She even offered up an explanation — with a hint of an apology? — as to her reclusive nature over the past seven days when asked how she was able to pull off such a whirlwind trip.
“I had to pay attention to myself this time. Usually, I just, go, go, go. And this time I had to, like, sleep. Like, regularly, I would be back here partying my balls off,” she explained in the video above. “But I had to take care of my health. I’m on the plane all the time with so many people, no rest, no voice, seven shows in a row. So I tried to get as much sleep as I could.”