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Rihanna has been in the news lately and none of it has been good. Womp. First, on Saturday during a concert in Portugal, Rihanna’s health struggles came to a head. It’s been no secret that she’s been battling everything from exhaustion to the flu during this tour. If it was me, I’d take this as a clue that my schedule needs to slow down. Not everyone can have a hectic tour run and perform top notch every night. But, despite doctor’s warnings, Rihanna kept pushing through shows.

Then, after way through performing her song What’s My Name, RiRi had to rush off stage…to throw up. Yeah. She even went on to Twitter later on, to explain what happened.

“yep! i ran off stage to throw up, halfway thru Whats My Name…made it back juuuust in time for RudeBoy” she tweeted to a fan following the show.

Poor thing.  Check out the footage where she runs off stage here.  And if that didn’t make her feel bad, the people over at Jackie magazine made her feel even worse.  While the Dutch magazine was trying to praise her style and give readers tips on how to pull off her look in the cold of winter, they used a “colorful” title.   How they didn’t know it was offensive, I’ll never know. But check out the “slang” and see their apology, after the jump…

“She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate niggabitch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare.”

“Niggabitch.” Really????  The editor-in-chief of Jackie, Eva Hoeke, issued this apology, via Facebook (translation via Bing):

Dear readers, first of all: thanks for all your responses. We of course huge and we are here bales especially rot startled. But I am glad that we here on this page the dialogue-that does not everyone. Thanks for this. And I can briefly about his: this should never be allowed to happen. Point out. Although the author had no harm in the sense-the head of the article was meant as a joke-but it was a bad joke, to say the least. And that is me, the editor-in-Chief, then slipped through the fingers. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. The author is now addressed on, and from now I can only ensure that this kind of wording no longer in the journal. And I also hope that you guys want me to believe that there is absolutely no rascistisch motif from the word choice. It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of street language-on tv and radio the flies you sometimes to the ears, then your idea of what is normal shifts apparently-but it was also especially misguided: there was no further behind sting. We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it may sometimes happen that somebody from the curve shoots. And then you can do only one thing: your apologies. And hope that the other who want to accept. To this.

From the bottom of my heart I say once again: it’s never been our intention to hurt anyone. And I believe that.

Sincerely, Eva Hoeke

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