Rihanna has reportedly cancelled her performance at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on December 8.
The singer – real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty – is believed to have pulled out of the lingerie company’s annual catwalk extravaganza to focus on completing her eighth studio album “Anti.”
According to PEOPLE, Rihanna will longer join the Angels on stage and instead Ellie Goulding has stepped in to fill her shoes.
The “On My Mind” hitmaker – who is dating McFly star Dougie Poynter – shouldn’t be fazed performing at the globally televised event as she has experience of playing intimidating gigs, and was even the wedding singer for Prince William and Duchess Catherine in April 2012. She sang a cover of Sir Elton John’s “Your Song” for the royals’ first dance.
Ellie joins Selena Gomez and The Weeknd at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
As for Rihanna’s delayed LP, her father Ronald Fenty recently revealed the star is ”worried” she hasn’t brought out an album for three years, since 2012’s “Unapologetic.”
Ronald previously said: ”Robyn is not happy with the new album. She’s not comfortable with it. When she went over the songs she found all these little things she wanted to change and was worried about it. It’s a long process and isn’t easy. It’s been three years now since her last album and she wants this to blow everything else away, no competition, because she’s calling it her ‘first album.’ ”