The most insane tour in the world continues as Rihanna's 777 tour of seven countries in seven days to promote her seventh album in seven years, Unapologetic, rages on. TheFIX sent DJ/MC Fingertips aboard the wild RiRi ride to report to us directly from the thick of it.
I'm currently on a bus somewhere in Berlin. I'm not quite sure what day it is, they're all running in to one. Wi-fi and sleep are scarce on this tour so any advantage to grab either one is met with frantic enthusiasm from the group of more than 100 media reps from around the world.
At the weekend, team Rihanna took Paris by force, partying into the early hours at a mystery club where the decor was as elaborate as the company. Guests such as P Diddy, Akon and Pharrell Williams mingled with costumed circus performers and of course, the lady of the moment.
For her show in Berlin, the 24-year-old not-so-shrinking violet forgot her pants and wore a marijuana-leaf shirt. As you do!
RiRi looking weary with pal P Diddy in Paris; Inset: RiRi's Berlin show.
But the most debaucherous moment so far was in Stockholm on Friday night. RiRi performed at an underground sex club, where there was a side of phallic sex toy with your tequila shot and a whole room dedicated to whipping. I'll drink to that!
Rihanna jumped behind the bar and started mixing drinks for her party-goers. More exciting than the chains and whips were rumours of Kanye West joining the R-rated party, but unlike the leather bondage, he failed to materialise.
Rihanna's bar skills in Sweden; Fingertips hanging out with Swedish DJ Avicii.
Sex was definitely in the air, and Rihanna must like the smell of it because each night she decided to ditch an item of clothing. She treated Paris to a show of no pants and lost her bra in Stockholm, jumping around onstage in a white T-shirt that left little to the imagination (see above pic).
Signs of fatigue and frustration are starting to show, on all fronts. Last night after technical difficulties on stage, Rihanna shoved a stagehand and cut the show short.
Schedules mean nothing here and we're quickly learning to just go with the 777 flow. After all, we can sleep when we're dead, right?
Rihanna's new album Unapologetic is out now. Click here to buy it on iTunes!